Gardens of the American Rose Center, Shreveport

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The Gardens of the American Rose Center are botanical gardens located in Shreveport, Louisiana and dedicated to varieties of the rose. The gardens have been the headquarters of the American Rose Society since 1974, when the organization moved to Louisiana from Columbus, Ohio.The gardens include some 20,000 varieties of the rose. The flowers are arranged in more than sixty-five individual gardens such as ones featuring the newest rose hybrids, All-America Rose Selections, miniature roses, single petaled roses, etc. Taken together, the gardens are described as the largest park in the United States dedicated to roses.The gardens are located just west of Shreveport at 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, off Interstate 20, Exit 5 near Greenwood, Louisiana. The offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the gardens are open daily March 1 through October 31. Admission is free.
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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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  • We visited last weekend and knew we were too early for the roses but went anyway. The area is not well marked with directions to the actual gardens. The driveway back to the gardens is a rough drive even going slowly. The grounds are unkempt. We then went to the Tyler, TX gardens and they were wonderful! Perhaps the ARS garden could get some advice from TX.
  • We visited during the Easter party, and had a lot of fun! My son loved the train, face painting, characters in costume, and egg hunt. The garden and grounds were beautiful! We will definitely be returning.
  • 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.
  • Visited during the Christmas season. Have made lots of changes to the park from when I visited years ago. Not a bad experience, and just different enough to enjoyable.
  • 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.
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