Some cities are famous for their tulip season, well, Rome has its own rose garden right in the center (walking distance from Circo Massimo metro station)! The park is about to open to public on April 21st!
The park was established in 1931. Over 1100 varieties of roses are ready to bloom there, many of them gifts from countries around the world. It is one of the most prestigious botanical collections of roses in the world, which allows us to trace the history and evolution of the rose from antiquity to the present day. The cultivated specimens come from the Far East up to South Africa, from Old Europe up to New Zealand, passing through the Americas. There are primordial species (botanical roses) that date back to 40 million years ago, very precious and little known, together with ancient roses, all of great originality and beauty.
The Rome Rose Garden covers 10,000 m square and each section has rose varieties characteristic of, or grown in, the respective variety. The park also has an experimental section where new varieties of roses are tested for their suitability for public and private gardens in Italy.
The cost for entry on weekdays is € 5, € 7 on holidays.
For groups: € 2.50 per person on weekdays, € 3.50 on holidays. They enter free: schools, disabled, under 14 and over 65.
The rose garden can be visited by people with disabilities.
Small dogs are allowed on a leash.
For information and reservations, you can contact the Municipal Rose Garden directly by telephone (06.5746810) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; Monday and Tuesday also from 14:00 to 16:30.
Location: Rome Rose Garden, Via di Valle Murcia, 6, Rome
Date: Starting April 21