Tyler Rose Garden Wins Great Public Space Title


The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) is recognizing the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden as one of the 2018 Great Public Spaces in Texas. This recognition is part of the APA’s Great Places in Texas program that recognizes and promotes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces that “exemplify exceptional character.”

There will be a ceremony to celebrate its designation at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Rose Garden, located at 420 Rose Park Drive. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and help the city celebrate this honorable recognition.

“The Rose Garden is an important part of our history and our community,” says Heather Nick AICP, managing director. “We want people to come to Tyler from all over the world and enjoy this great place.”

The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is a 14-acre park, making it the nation’s largest rose garden. The garden is full of breath-taking beauty, especially in the spring and again in mid-October when the garden is in full bloom. There are more than 38,000 rose bushes of at least 500 different varieties, from tall grafted rose trees to miniature roses no larger than a dime.

The Rose Garden is free and open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset.

For more information, contact City of Tyler Planning Department at 903.531.1175.

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