It's almost time to stop and smell the roses again at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden.

The green space escape from the dirt and tumbleweeds that surround us is set to open for the season on March 1.

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, and is home to over 400 types of roses and an average of 1,500 rose bushes.

Although it's been open since 1958, it's still a hidden treasure to many -- even some life-long residents are surprised to learn there is such a beautiful public area within our city limits.

The El Paso Municipal Rose Garden, located at 1702 N. Copia Street at Aurora, is free and open to the public daily March 1 through November 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

It is one of only 117 certified rose gardens in the United States.

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