Project Description

A place where you can enjoy the beauty of a large selection of roses is the A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, adjacent to the Santa Barbara Mission. The rose garden contains over 1,500 rose plants and is maintained throughout the year by Rose Society members, Parks Division caretaker staff, and volunteers.

In 1955 the city rose garden began with a donation of 500 choice rose bushes.  And in 1959 the Santa Barbara Rose Society was formed. In 1962 the society asked the city park commission to let it sponsor the garden. The rose garden was recognized in the past as the #2 municipal rose garden in the nation for the excellence of its maintenance and the beauty of its location.