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Exposition Park Rose Garden
Exposition Park Rose Garden

Exposition Park Rose Garden

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701 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 763-0114
https://www.laparks.org/park/exposition-rose-garden
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If you need a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, you can find it at the Exposition Park Rose Garden. From the middle of March through December each year, you can enjoy the serene ... Read more
beauty of some 20,000 roses, representing nearly 200 different rose varieties. You can also make the rose garden part of your family outing, thanks to its location near the California Science Center. The rose garden is open daily in season from 9 a. m. until sunset. When you go, you may wish to choose a weekday for a quieter experience, since the rose garden hosts numerous special events on the weekends.

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Local from South Gate, California, USA

This is a beautiful garden to visit. Mornings are best as the blooms are more fragrant. Parking is a bit of a walk as you need to park between the museum and Sports complex. Great place to visit if traveling via public transportation as bus and rail stops are very close.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Best to visit during the spring when everything is blooming. For the floral lover there are a lot of varieties. There is also a fountain in the middle that sometimes run.

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Orange, California, USA

Really enjoyed looking at all the roses. The admission is free. It's fun for the whole family. Loved it.

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Local from West Covina

Lots of roses and you can walk around and check them all out. watch yout steps

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Delightful oasis in the midst of DTLA. Beautiful flowers and lovely breezes and lots of room.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

In bloom, this array of roses just south of USC is a feast for both the eye and nose, and a romantic setting for a special event.

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The Exposition Park Rose Garden is a historic 7-acre sunken garden located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. It has been called "one of the city's best-kept secrets". It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. 11 miles from The Studio and Cottage.

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California

The perfect place to relax from the big city scenery. This place is very beautiful with its diversity of roses. A wonderful place to pictures for weddings, quinceañeras, and other significant events.

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Nice place to relax but due to the drought, the fountain has been turned off.

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Spring time is the best time. Di not wait until summer because by then all flowers are dried. This is a nice place to just hangout.

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Irvine, California, USA

The rose garden at Exposition Park is beautiful to walk through when the flowers are in bloom. Although the majority of the flowers are roses, there are also quite a few unique flowers that really add to the garden.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I love this place and always have... The munchkin loves it too. I think many others find this place an unabashed sea of delight in an otherwise barren concrete wasteland.

Pro Tip: This is free to cruise through =)

However be very careful you do not visit here with friends of not the highest demeanor. One ill (perfectly) timed shove and you are suckered into the roses like a bunch of bramble-thorns much to the same effect. As nice in appearance and odor as this place is, the thorns can tear at you like you wouldnt believe.

Pro Tip #2: It is located between USC, California Science Center (where the Endeavor is you dork), and the LA County Museum of Natural History.

They have a number of pagodas/pergolas for you to rest and smell the roses from (yeah you just knew that was coming didn't ya???). The garden has a giant center fountain that is a great mister on a hot day. However it wasn't operating the last time couple of times I have been here =\

Pro Tip #3: Parking is $10 if you park in one of the museum lots or free/metered on a couple of streets nearby (if you are not worried about your ride leaving without you, I do it on Football game days every weekend in the fall).

Overall though this is an awesome tranquil respite from the hustle n bustle of LA. Literally just swing by after a museum visit on your way to a football game, concert or sporting event at the old gray lady (the Coliseum) and enjoy the symmetry and feng shui.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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It is a very beautiful garden to wander through. Though while this was convenient for me to visit since I was a student close by, I don't think it's at the top of anyone's destination list. If you in the area, then by all means visit! (During the day, of course, and stay street smart.)

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Virginia, USA

When the roses are in bloom, this is a very pretty place to walk around! Great for photography.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Surrounded on three sides by Exposition Park's various museum's and U.S.C. across the street the Rose Garden is a place to relax - a place to take time to "smell the flowers."

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The Rose Garden is very well kept. It's right next to the California Science Center and the Los Angeles Coliseum. It's also right across the street from the University of Southern California. Lots of activity if you have young children or are really into flowers.

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The coolest place. roses of every color. I love this garden

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