Stop and Smell the Roses – El Paso Rose Garden Reopens
El Pasoans looking to breath fresh air and walk among nature can stop and smell the roses again at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden. Yes, you’ll have to pull your face mask down past your nose a bit but it’s a small inconvenience compared to the reward that awaits your senses.
After being shut down since March over coronavirus concerns, one of El Paso’s more visually stunning landmarks is letting people back in. However, because we still have to coexist with the virus, visitors must social distance and wear some sort of face covering while on the grounds.
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.
Although it's been open since 1958, the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden 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. So, when you need an escape from the dirt and tumbleweeds that surround us, pay the Rose Garden a visit.
The garden is located at 1702 N. Copia. It's free and currently open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through November 30.