El Pasoans looking to walk among nature without getting out of the city need only pay our Municipal Rose Garden a visit.

Nestled in central El Paso on N. Copia, the four-acre garden is one of our city's more visually stunning landmarks. With a waterfall, Koi Pond, and plaza area, the Municipal Rose Garden is a mini oasis that is home to over 400 types of roses and an average of 1,500 rose bushes.

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But you only have until the end of November to stop and smell the roses. The garden -- one of only 117 certified rose gardens in the United States -- will be closing for its long winter’s nap after Tuesday, November 30, and will not re-open until March 1, 2022.

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Although it's been around since 1958, the outdoor amenity is still an undiscovered treasure to many El Pasoans -- even some life-long residents are surprised to learn there is such a beautiful public area within our city limits.

Patricia Martinez

If you have family or friends coming in for Thanksgiving, consider taking them to the Rose Garden. The foliage and fragrance will have everyone wondering if they're really still in the desert. It's worth the trip for the fragrance alone, but they'll also love taking numerous bloom-filled selfies.

How to Get There

The El Paso Municipal Rose Garden is located at 1702 N. Copia. It's free and open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through November 30.

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