According to the blooming season, from mid-May to mid-September,
from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
My friend Jean-Renaud writes that there are other times of the year when it is a sight to behold. In early March, for example, when it is all trimmed and the buds are just starting to sprout !! What a sight. Almost as breathtaking as when in full bloom. Indeed, it is closed at that time, but if you are a member of the association, there are possibilities...
The Assocication, "Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val-de-Marne", was formed to express the interests of the rose and its historical significance at l'Haÿ-les-Roses. The Association is made up of amateurs, growers, hybridizers, collectors, and scientists at the international level. Members study, preserve, popularize and support the roses and the art of the garden, as well as its future extension at Vitry-sur-Seine.
To become a member of the association "Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val-de-Marne" please contact:
Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val-de-Marne
Rue Albert Watel
Access by automobile: 8 km south of Paris
- Porte d'Orléans, then RN 20
- A 86, then RN 126
- follow the signs for L'Haÿ-les-Roses, then for Roseraie du Val-de-Marne
- RER line B to Bourg-la-Reine, then bus n° 192/172
- Porte d'Italie metro station, then bus n° 186/184
(on public holidays n° 286)
Entrance fee: Standard - 3.0 Euro Groups and children - 1.5 Euro
[Photo courtesy of William Grant.
[From The Quest for the Rose, by Phillips & Rix, p. 91:] photograph of The Old Rose Garden; p. 99: a view of trained roses
This garden received the World Federation of Roses Garden Award in June 1995.
[From Roses: Old Roses and Species Roses, by Eleonore Cruse, p. 11:] Some of the species roses [growing there] are one hundred years old.]