We're Chris and Betsy, a couple of FT RVers. And we invite you to join us "As We Go" on our journey exploring this great country (USA) and sharing up slices of our RV life along the way. We share places to see, things to do, tips, etc....that we hope bless you as we chronicle our adventures.
And who knows...As We Go, maybe someday we'll see you on the road! Safe travels!
...And red, pink, white, coral and everything in between.
And that my friends describes the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden in a nutshell. The home to
the largest municipal rose garden in the U.S. All 14 acres of it, and all free
to walk through and enjoy. (Just don’t pick any!)
It was absolutely beautiful! We were blessed that the weather holding off on doing any freezing and we got to see many roses in bloom. That usually happens in Mid-Late October.
What a wonderful oasis the Tyler Rose Garden is! This world-famous Rose Garden Features 14 acres, 35,000 rose bushes and more than 500 varieties of roses!
It smells good, too!
(Note to self. Go earlier in the day and take more time to walk through and explore it. We only saw a small portion of it.)
We could easily see this part of the museum, so
I grabbed a quick photo.
Tyler celebrates their rose
heritage with a festival every Oct. and the Tyler area produces roughly 20% of
our nations commercial roses. (Yeah, I didn't know that tidbit either.)
There was also a museum about the rose industry and the festival. Unfortunately, it was getting late so we decided not to go in. Next time, we will. It looked like a little girls princess wonderland with all the fancy formal wear for the Rose Queen on display from over the years.
Yup, the Tyler Rose Garden is another definite must see if you’re in this part of the country.
Here's where to find it:
420 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas 75702
Hope you enjoy the photos below from when we stopped to smell
We hope you find time to "Stop and smell" (i.e. savor) some of the roses (i.e. blessings) in your life, too!