Gardens of the American Rose Center, Shreveport

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The spectacular Gardens of the American Rose Center, located on a 118-acre wooded tract in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is home to the national headquarters of the American Rose Society. It is the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses!

The gardens were dedicated in 1974 when the American Rose Society headquarters moved to Shreveport, Louisiana from Columbus, Ohio. Today, the American Rose Center features more than 65 individual rose gardens and 20,000 rosebushes, with a variety of companion plants,sculptures and fountains.

To schedule a wedding or another event at the Gardens of the American Rose Center, contact Lou Kerr at (318)294-849 or email Lou at lou@live.com.

GARDEN SEASON APRIL 1st - OCTOBER 31st
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  • The visitor centre was not open as they prepared for the Christmas. The gate of the complex was open so we drove around in the garden complex. It's quite big with some woody area. We still enjoyed the...  more »
  • The Gardens are stunningly peaceful. I came towards the end of bloom and stayed for about 3 hours. I ran into one employee but not one other person. It gave me the chance to walk through all the stops...  more »
  • The grounds were wet but I could tell the roses were beautiful. I was there for a wedding and it was a perfect place for a small gathering. The backdrop was all glass and you could see outside. If you...  more »
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  • The Christmas Lights were wonderful. They are renovating the core garden and planting this spring. Kids will love the lights. When I came here a couple of months ago everything looked dead. The lady said they are renovating this year. Again, the Christmas party is wonderful.
  • Kids love the Christmas lights, it is quite expansive. During the summer the grounds are beautiful when in bloom but more of an adult thing to do. Staff is friendly and informative.
  • Me and the family drive here to see the seasonal Christmas lights. $20 to get in and acres of lights and displays. There was even a little train ride for the kids and you could buy tickets to have you or your kids picture with Santa.. Was looking for something like this close to home and this fit the bill..
  • Went for the Christmas lights, it's a nice walk and pretty. Schools make 4x8 Christmas cards and it's neat to see what the kids come up with. We go every year.
  • Not sure what happened. I loved visiting this place when I was younger. My visit the other day was uneventful and disappointing. All but one walkway had a closed sign, property could do with some maintenance. Went into the office to make a donation as required for admittance and walk the park regardless. Shouldn't have wasted the gas. A woman there made eye contact with me and just kept going about her day. So we left.

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