Address
599 E Magnolia St.
Stockton, CA 95202
Hours
Open 365 days a year, from sunrise to sunset.
Admissions
Free
Staff

Description

This is a non-profit, open rose garden with over 250 different kinds of roses, open to the public 365 days a year. Visitors can enjoy a lakeside view from the benches area.

Our local garden is one of a series of nine gardens planted in some of the most cultural, historical and sacred grounds throughout the world. The Peace Plaza in the center of the garden is surrounded by rays and planets of flowers. Over 250 roses were specially curated for this growing zone, brilliant color, perfumed fragrance and inclusive names. Visitors will be greeted by roses graced with names such as; Peace, Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Honor, Coretta Scott King, Julia Child and Firefighter. Guests can linger at a bench with views towards a kaleidoscope of colorful roses, shady oak trees, a pond with paddling ducks, turtles and cooling fountain. Wintertime in the garden remains a beautiful experience as one can view rose hips, pruning stages and new growth while still enjoying the surrounding views.

The University Park World Peace Rose Garden is honored to be the sister affiliated garden to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream” International World Peace Rose Garden. Together we share the theme of “Peace Through Non Violence”. We are thrilled to collaborate with this historic State Park and share Messages of Peace between our students. Our county has responded generously and in 2018 raised funds to send the winning student, Emma, and her parents to Atlanta to unveil her plaque along side hundreds of students from around the world, further expanding our reach for peace, nationally and globally.

History

Established in 2014 by the Grupe Commercial Company and the International Peace Rose Gardens Association. Located in the Historic Magnolia District in Stockton, CA. near the grounds of the satellite campus of the California State University, Stanislaus in Stockton.