San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Public rose garden Listing last updated on 19 May 2022.
Spring and Taylor Streets
San Jose, California 95110
USDA Zone: 9b (25 to 30 F / -3.8 to -1.2 C)
The Sangerhausen of the West
The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden is a world-class collection of almost 5,000 plants of more than 3,100 varieties of heritage, modern and miniature roses, initially plnted by more than 750 volunteers in March, 1995. It is a joint venture of the City of San Jose, the South Bay Heritage Rose Group, the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Corporation, and the many civic volunteers who continue to propagate, fertilize, prune, weed, catalog and care for this precious collection of roses.
The Santa Clara University One-Half Mile Climbing Rose Fence
is a part of this collection.Peak bloom times:Teas & Chinas
- End of MarchModern Roses
- End of AprilEuropean OGRs
- Mid MayFall Flush
- mid OctoberThere are always roses blooming in the Heritage!
The rose list is incomplete as a large number of the roses were received with unknown identities and no study names. A challenge to the studious rosarian!