Rochester, NY - The Maplewood Neighborhood is known to many for the beautiful, historic houses. But what might be more impressive is the Maplewood Rose Garden, with 370 different varieties of roses and 4,000 roses!
"We have climbers, we have garden varieties, there's a lot here," says Paul Mitchell, who has taken care of the garden since 1989. He says it's a gem in the Maplewood area.
"It plays a good role," he says, "because a lot of people come down here for the roses. They come down here for the quiet and serenity. They also help out during the Maplewood Rose Festival."
Right next to the beautiful rose garden is the walking trail, if you feel like getting a little exercise in.
Michael Dack walks the trail several times a week during the summer months, taking advantage of the scenery.
"The smells, the plants, when the roses are in bloom, the architecture of the neighborhood is kind of interesting," says Dack.
We mentioned the Maplewood Rose Festival, which takes place the weekend of June 15-17. That is definately something worth checking out.
"It's packed, but it's still nice," says Kate Williams, who volunteers at the rose garden, and also goes to the festival. "There are booths seth up, all kinds of concessions, and people taking time out to smell the flowers. That's the main thing, you know? God made some beautiful things."
And those are just a few of what makes living here in the Maplewood Neighborhood worth it.