PHOTOS: This East Bay Park Has 1,417 Beautiful Rose Bushes

Osage Station Park in Danville, California is a fantastic spot to go with kids, or to visit for a walk. The park has a nice playground area, as well as a paved walking trail that makes a lazy loop around its large sports fields.

But one of the most striking aspects of the park is its beautiful rose garden.

The rose garden has a remarkable 1,417 rose bushes. The bushes are there as a memorial, and 90 of the bushes are dedicated to veterans.

The roses come in every shade, from the traditional deep reds to yellows, oranges, and even hot pink colors!

The garden is distributed throughout Osage Station Park, with a section by the playground, sections along the trail by the sports fields, and a big walk-through garden at the back of the park by the school.

The garden is over 30 years old. Some of these rose bushes have been blooming every single year for decades.

The entire garden was planted by volunteers. Although the city of Danville, California now takes care of some basics of garden care, these stunning roses are still tended by volunteers every single week.

Take a walk on the path through this amazing garden park and experience the rose bushes for yourself! They’re in bloom over the Summer, but the blooms will fade soon, so don’t miss out!

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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