Saturday, December 2, 2017

The yellow rose of Texas…

yellow rose
...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
(903) 531-1212

Hope you enjoy the photos below from when we stopped to smell the roses. 

white and pink rose


two purple roses

rose bushes in a row


orange rose

shell pink rose

red roses in front of a tree in autumn colors


Chris and Betsy - As We Go standing in a rose garden


We hope you find time to "Stop and smell" (i.e. savor) some of the roses (i.e. blessings) in your life, too!

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