The Gardens of the American Rose Center will be closed weekends until April 1, 2014. The gardens are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays. Effective April 1, 2014 through October 31. 2014, the Gardens of the American Rose Center will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Official Rose Bloom Season
The official rose bloom season is from April through the end of October. At the end of the year, the gardens are magically transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights for Christmas in Roseland. The Gardens will officially open on April 1, 2013. We will close October 31, 2013 for our winter season. For special events, see the list below.
Hours Of Operation
Effective April 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014, the Gardens of the American Rose Center will be open 9-5 Monday through Saturday, and 1-5 on Sunday.
Admission to the Gardens of the American Rose Center is by donation, except for special events. A donation box may be located on the front porch of the Administration Building. Please make a donation and take a complimentary garden map for a self-guided tour. A free cell phone audio tour is also available to our guests. Watch for the QR codes marking tour locations throughout the gardens
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]ars-hq[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.
Due to construction on HWY 80 please detour: from I-20 take Exit 5, head west for 3 miles until you reach Jefferson Paige Road on the right. There are signs from the interstate.
Gardens of the American Rose Center
8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, LA 71119
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