American Rose Center
The American Rose Center in Shreveport, La., is the nation's largest park dedicated to roses. Credit: Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

SHREVEPORT, La. — Groups can engage their senses and experience the world of roses at the American Rose Center, the nation’s largest garden dedicated to roses. The 118-acre park is located in Shreveport, Louisiana, and serves as the national headquarters for the American Rose Society, featuring 20,000 rosebushes and a variety of companion plants, sculptures and fountains. Because of the garden’s outdoor space and beauty, it is the perfect activity for social distancing in groups.

The roses and rose gardens are at peak bloom and look their best from mid-April to late May and from mid-September to late October, with weather always being a factor. 

American Rose Center
Credit: Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

During the one-and-a-half-hour “All About the Roses” group tour, visitors can view the garden’s new additions while learning about the care, cultivation and history of the official flower of the United States — the rose. Visitors can stroll the gardens and grounds that display many unique rose varieties, including the test gardens and the horizon garden, which showcases some of the newest roses. At the end of the tour, guests will have the opportunity to taste roses in tea and jelly.  

The American Rose Center is located at 8877 Jefferson Paige Road in Shreveport, Louisiana. The “All About the Roses” tour costs $10 per guest. To book a group today, visit rose.org/visit-public-gardens. Guided cart tours and motorcoach tours are also available for booking.  

All About Roses, American Rose Center
Credit: Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is a complete resource for group planners. For more information about hotel discounts, group rates and group experiences in Shreveport-Bossier, contact Erica Telsee, tourism sales manager, at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, at 800-551-8682, ext. 104 or etelsee@sbctb.org or visit Shreveport-Bossier.org/Groups.  

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