There's something undeniably magical about a huge flower garden and this spot we've found feels like an oasis in the desert. The Rose Garden at MCC Arizona is one of the largest in the country. Why not check it out and take some time to smell the roses? 

The Mesa Community College Rose Garden is the largest public rose garden in the desert southwest, housing nearly 9,000 rose bushes! You don't need to pay to stroll through this idyllic space because admission is free. 

Spring is the best time of year to check out all the gorgeous flowers in the area and roses are no exception.

The buds burst into blooms between mid-March through late May and early June. It's the most optimal time to see the flowers strut their stuff.

Now is your opportunity to explore this petal paradise and see it really burst with color and that one-of-a-kind rose fragrance. 

The garden is run almost entirely by donations and volunteers and by keeping the space operated by the community is why it's free to visit for guests. 

You can use your phone as a map to guide you through the garden, there are signs around to help you tune into the walking tour. 

It's an awesome place to unwind and destress at the end of a long week or to take some time to just be with nature. 

The roses bloom in tons of different colors and hues, wandering around will show you the true diversity of our nation's flower! 

It's time to soak in that flower power, baby. 

This is an amazing spot for a romantic (and inexpensive) date with your SO too. Pack a picnic lunch for the most adorable afternoon ever. 

Or pack a camera for the ultimate photoshoot. 

Get into the spring spirit and spend a few hours among the flowers! 

Mesa Community College Rose Garden

Price: Free

Address: 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Visit one of the largest public rose gardens in the country right in Phoenix's backyard! 


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