Official Garden Season
The official garden season is from April 1st through the end of October. Our peak Rose Blooming seasons are Mid-April to Late-May and Mid-September to Mid-October — depending on weather. At the end of the year, the gardens are magically transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights for Christmas in Roseland. If you are interested in visiting during Christmas in Roseland click here for more information and hours of operations. The Gardens will officially open on April 1, 2017. We will close October 31, 2017 for our winter season.
Hours Of Operation
The American Rose Center will be open 9-5 Monday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday except for federal holidays.
All children must be supervised by an adult.
- Groups (10+): $4.00 each, not guided
- Cart Tours: See more below
- Experience Tour (10-20): $10 each
- Motorcoach: $150
- School Trips: call for pricing
All groups and guided tours are available Monday – Friday, cost $10, and must be scheduled a week in advance.
Contact Carol Spiers at 318-938-5402, ext. 223, or carol[at]rose[dot]org
A complimentary garden map for a self-guided tour is available in the gift shop. A free cell phone audio tour is also available to our guests. Watch for the QR codes marking tour locations throughout the gardens
$10 per guest.
Minimum: 15 guests Maximum: 50 guests
Tour Duration: 1.5 hours
Learn about the care, cultivation and history of the world’s most popular flowers — roses. Stroll the gardens and at the end of the tour, guests will get to taste roses in tea and jelly.
For more information and testimonials click here.
Guided Cart Tours
Reservations for cart tours, when available, should be made one-week in advance of the requested tour date. Contact Carol Spiers at 318-938-5402, ext. 223, or carol[at]rose[dot]org to reserve cart tours. Cart tours are available for groups of 5 or more only. The fee is $10 per person. Our cart capacity is 7 people per tour. Cart tours are not available on weekends or holidays. (Please note that these tour limitations are due to reduced staffing for the 2013 season at the Gardens of the American Rose Center.)
All professional photography must be scheduled through the office. Guests should plan on portraits only during posted operating hours. No professional photography may be scheduled during special events. Portrait sittings in the garden may NOT disrupt normal operations and sites may not be reserved in advance. Please read the full Photography Policy.
Use of BBQ Grills and Picnic Areas
Grills are available on a first come, first served basis. Grills may not be used during special events. Guests using grills must observe all state and local regulations regarding open fires (if a burn ban is in place, no fires will be allowed without exception). Guests may not leave fires unattended. All fires must be out and completely extinguished before guests leave the area.
Gardens of the American Rose Center
8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, LA 71119
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