2014 Spring Tours! The Rose Garden at MCC

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Over 9,000 rose bushes! The best show in town!

The Rose Garden at MCC is bursting with rose buds. The beds that were pruned first are just starting to bloom now. I snapped the picture above yesterday. It’s the very vigorous climber Fourth of July.

You’ll be surprised by the variety in bloom color, in flower form and the growth habit of the bushes. If you’re looking for ideas for your own garden, you’ll find them here.

Spring Tours of the Rose Garden at MCC are a must. They are docent led tours given by Consulting Rosarians who are also on The Rose Garden’s Board of Directors. It’s a great way to learn about roses in the Desert Southwest. And about an amazing garden and how it came to be.

Tours begin at 9:00 am. They’re free. They last about an hour and a half. They can be adapted to your group. (Perhaps you would like a tour for the elderly? It won’t last as long and it will cover less ground.)

The Rose Garden lies along the south side of Southern Avenue, north of Mesa Community College. Drive in off Southern Avenue.  Park alongside The Rose Garden or in the lot just south of it. Meet at the plaza on the east side of the entrance to The Rose Garden.

Bring a sun hat, sunscreen, some water and your camera. If you would like to inquire about a tour, call (480) 461-7022.

The tours are on Saturdays and Sundays as follows:

March 16, 23rd, 29th, 30th

April 6th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 27th

May 3rd, 4th, 11th