Heritage Rose Garden – Gray, Iowa

red_roses.jpg  Heritage Rose Garden – Gray, Iowa 

Heritage Rose Garden – Gray, Iowa In this small town of Gray, Iowa with less than 100 residents is located a rose garden that boasts over 195 varieties of roses, including winter-hardy types. Four women wanted to attract visitors to the town; their idea was to plant roses on the town square and they did.

Townspeople and residents of nearby communities provide support with donations, and the gardens have grown in size. A restored church steeple provides a centerpiece for the garden; other decorative items, and benches have been placed around the area. In June there is a one-day rose festival.

Admission – None

Directions – take U. S. Highway 71, turn west on County Road F-16

Hours – dawn to dusk

Phone – (712) 563-3066 

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