El Paso Municipal Rose Garden Reopens – Stop and Smell the Roses
After closing for the season in November, one of our city's more visually stunning landmarks is letting people back in. The seasonal reopening of the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden signals spring's return to the Sun City.
El Pasoans looking to breath fresh air and walk among nature can now stop and smell the roses again. Yes, you’ll have to pull your face mask down past your nose for a bit but it’s a small inconvenience compared to the reward that awaits your senses.
Nestled in central El Paso on N. Copia, the four-acre Municipal Rose Garden is a mini oasis that features a waterfall, Koi pond, and plaza area. One of only 117 certified rose gardens in the United States, it is home to over 400 types of roses and an average of 1,500 rose bushes.
From now through November, when you need an escape from the dirt and tumbleweeds that surround us, this hidden gem awaits. However, because we still have to coexist with the COVID-19 virus, visitors must social-distance and wear some sort of face covering while on the grounds.
Although it's been open since 1958, the outdoor amenity is still an undiscovered treasure to many -- even some life-long residents are surprised to learn there is such a beautiful public area within our city limits.
The rose garden is free and open daily March 1 through November 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• All COVID-19 safety guidelines must be adhered to
• Signage with COVID-19 safety protocols at the entrance and throughout the rose garden