I took all these photos at Rose Garden that you can go through giant Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I’m not sure how many flowers are totally here, but the view of this garden is just fantastic. You can also enjoy the smell of the roses that differs it from other gardens. The color of roses are various which is also unusual to see anywhere. There are red, yellow, white even purple roses at this garden. Comparing to other small parks or gardens inside Golden Gate Park, Rose Garden is free and visitors can go any time they want. However, I suggest to go there the first half of the day, or even before sunrise.
Unfortunately, there is no one to ask the history of the garden, but likely I found something on a web: “As the San Francisco chapter of the American Rose Society sought after a location to establish a testing site for trial varieties of the colorful and infamous bloom associated with love, forgiveness, friendship, and Valentine’s Day, their eyes turned to Golden Gate Park. It was then, in 1961, that the assistant Superintendent of Parks, Roy Hudson designed the glorious vision of blooms that including hybrid tea, floribunda, and grandiflora.” (For more historical information click here, please.)
You can view photos of roses on my flickr album. Enjoy the roses and share your favorite one with your friends, please!