Take the time to wander down the Rose Garden, read a book or get that perfect photo
The Rose Garden “Rosaleda Ramón Ortiz” on the edge of Madrid´s Parque del Oeste, is best visited in the month of May when they hold a contest in Madrid for the best rose. The public is invited to come and view the roses in the competition and an expert jury comes in to choose the winners. After a winner has been chosen, that plant is given a special place with a little plaque in the garden. You can, of course, visit the Rosaleda at any point during the year, and the entrance is free to the public.
The gardens themselves are not very big, but there is a wide variety of roses (in fact, I had no idea that there were so many different types and colors of roses. You will find yourself sitting by the fountains trying to snap the perfect photo that captures the light in the late afternoon and the gorgeous pinks and oranges and reds of the flowers. It is an artist´s playground, to be sure. Overall the gardens have a calming effect, especially as you sit under the canopy of green vines on one of the long benches contemplating the natural beauty.
Although they might not be as well known or as frequented as the Botanical Garden located next to the Prado Museum, we ruskommend with 5 boquerones that you visit these lesser known Rose Gardens, and take a moment to slow down. It’s truly spectacular to see such delicate flowers growing just steps away from the busy Calle de la Princesa with all its shoppers bustling about. Take the time to wander down the paths of the Rosaleda, read a book in the shade, or try to get that perfect photo. You won´t be disappointed, Rusko guarentees it!