by Wildcat Dianne
August 10, 2003
Julia Davis was one of the first ladies of Idaho who died in the mid-20th Century. This rose garden was dedicated in her memory in the 1970's and has many rose bushes from around the world. Some are named for famous people, others are named for strange phenomenoms such as the "Black Magic Rose," a beautiful and fragrant red rose. The three main parks of Boise are named for three of Boise's famous women. The Rose Garden is located at the beginning of Julia Davis Park across from the Idaho Historical Museum.
If you are looking for a romantic place to go in Boise, the Julia Davis Park Rose Garden is the place to go. There is a gazebo for one to sit in and smell the roses with the one you love and fountains that spew blue water that add to the romantic feel of the place. My friend Leslie and I have a former co-worker from JC Penney who proposed to his girlfriend there last year, and they just married on August 2, 2003. If you book ahead of time, you can get married in the Rose Garden or have your wedding photos taken there.
It is hard for me to decide which photos will go with this journal since I took so many photos. The best time to see the Rose Garden is early summer when the roses are in their prime. We went in August after a recent heat wave had wilted many of the roses, but most of them still maintained their shape. Admission to the Julia Davis Park Rose Garden is free, and it's open from dawn to dusk.
From journal Dianne and Ken's Grand Tour of Boise