Tyler council approves 9-phase master plan for municipal Rose Garden

Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:59 - Written by

Plans are in place to make the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden more of a destination for visitors.

The Tyler City Council this morning approved a Rose Garden Master Plan that addresses things such as visitation and programming, ADA access and developing specialty gardens. 

The master plan includes “reconstruction of the Queen’s Court to provide a venue for a community concert series, art shows, theater or grand weddings and of course, the Tyler Rose Festival Queen’s Tea; construction of a garden building/pavilion to host event(s), parties, wedding receptions, etc.; construction of a shrub maze, open lawn and interactive water play for children; addition of restrooms in the garden; updated, comfortable site furniture; addition of trial garden for roses; reconstruction of the Heritage garden with emphasis on Heirloom roses; and construction of a new pedestrian entry into the rose garden building from the existing parking lot,” according to a document from MHS Planning & Design, LLC. 

“The Tyler Rose Garden – the largest municipal rose garden in the United States, is a wonderful facility,” the document reads. “The master plan for the garden is intended to make the space even better. With the physical modifications proposed, and the programming outlined, many more can enjoy the splendor of the gardens.” 

The master plan has nine phases. 

Phase 1 of the master plan includes patios at the Queen’s Court and new walkways with ADA accessible routes, according to MHS Planning & Design documents.