The sign at the entrance to the garden
View along one of the paths in the garden
Some of the rose beds, rather disheveled-looking in the summer heat
A zigzag bridge across the little creek that runs through the garden - I found it very beautiful in its clean-cut simplicity
The rose garden is supposedly at its peak in February and March and the summer heat does indeed take a heavy toll on the appearance of the rose bushes. Nevertheless, the park was still a green and serene place perfect for an afternoon stroll even at the time of my visit in mid-July, with plenty of trees and flowering shrubs in addition to bedraggled-looking rose blossoms. Local couples, families, and gaggles of friends appear to agree since they flock to the garden in considerable numbers to stroll, picnic, or even just doze under a tree.