Coming Up Roses
Smell the Roses
Everything is coming up roses in Farmers Branch. Whether walking through the gardens located through the city or enjoying the street-scape, it is definitely time to stop and smell the roses.
With more than 500 different roses planted throughout the city, Farmers Branch is the perfect place to spend the afternoon taking in the small things in life – like old garden roses and modern hybrid teas.
Celebration of Roses
Saturday, October 19 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch | 13000 William Dodson Pkwy
Mark your calendars for our free event on October 19, Celebration of Roses! This event puts the Bloom in the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival with all is fun activities and music. Here's what you can expect:
- Free registration for the event is at Gussie Field Watterworth Pavilion the day of the event
- Pickin in the Garden: Bluegrass duet Purple Hulls will serenade you while you select blooms for the Hands-on Floral Design Workshop
- You can create a piece of art the Hands-on Floral Design Workshop to take home
- Opportunity to talk to and get tips from Master Gardeners
- The Dallas Rose Society Rose Show will be held in City Hall
- Free grilled hot dog lunch provided by Rawhide Creek
- Free shuttles from the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival site will provide easy access to the rose gardens throughout the day.
- Free rose plant for you to take home when you exhibit your own rose in the rose show*
- Girl Scouts will learn about the Power of the Pollinator and try their hands at creating a bouquet
*Information about how you can feature your own rose in the rose show will be added soon!
Experience the Gardens
The Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch are growing and blooming. Currently, there are four large established gardens to enjoy and explore.
Walkers can easily access each garden using the walking paths that wind through the gardens. Starting at Gussie Field Watterworth Park, visitors will experience the:
- EarthKind™ Rose and Display Gardens
- West Rose Garden
- Award of Excellence Test Garden
- Butterfly Garden
- Bird Sanctuary
- Ruthan Rogers Garden
Visitors may begin a tour of the rose gardens at any point; however it is recommended to begin at either Gussie Field Watterworth Park or the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Free parking is available at both of these locations.
The Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch, located at Gussie Field Watterworth Park, are now available for event rentals. Please let us know how we can help schedule your wedding or event at this beautiful spot. View rental information or contact fbspecialevents for questions.
DART Rail Green Line
The DART Green Line serves Farmers Branch Station, located steps from the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch. Visitors arriving on the Green Line can access the rose gardens by walking east on Bill Moses Parkway, then south (right) on Charlie Bird Parkway which will lead to the West Rose Garden.
Ask the Rosarian
If you have a question about roses or landscaping with roses submit your question to ask a rosarian.
For more information on the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch, email Park Landscape Manager Pam Smith or call 972.919.2625.