Visiting the Rose Garden

Color photo of multiple rosebushes in bloom while two men sit on a nearby bench.
The Rose Garden houses roughly 250 antique roses during its peak in late Spring.

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Entrances to the Rose Garden can be found on Walnut Street and Locust Street, between 4th and 5th Streets.


Hours and Fees

The Rose Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, except on all major federal holidays. It is an outdoor area, but there are locking gates at both entry points.

Admission is FREE.



No tickets are required to visit the garden.



The Rose Garden houses 96 varieties of antique roses, as well as a patch of cobblestone paving from the 19th century. Unlike modern hybrid roses, the majority of the roses in the garden only bloom once a year, usually in late spring. The Rose Garden’s tranquil setting make it an ideal location for wedding photography and wedding ceremonies. A permit is required for both.



The Rose Garden is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.


Images and Historical Information

Explore this photo gallery for images of the Rose Garden.


Last updated: August 9, 2017

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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