Stop & Smell the Roses at McGill Rose Garden McGill Rose Garden
Stop & Smell the Roses at McGill Rose Garden
Free  .  Today, Closed Today

Stop & Smell the Roses at McGill Rose Garden

Free  .  Today, Closed Today

A secret garden tucked away off North Davidson St. housing over 200 varieties of roses and thousands of blooms—dreams do come true!

By Kelsey Van

If you frequent NoDa hangouts then you've probably passed this inconspicuous rose garden multiple times. Tucked off the side of the road sits a 50-year-old garden started on a former coal and ice yard. To soften the grounds, Helen McGill started planting roses. The garden soon grew and she soon became known as "The Rose Lady." After her death, her husband Henry McGill worked daily in the garden until the age of 99. Today the park is the only park managed by the city and covers 1/3 acres of meandering paths, fountains, benches, sculptures by Charlotte artist Tom Risser, and over a thousand rose bushes in over two hundred varieties, as well as many annuals, perennials and herbs. Wander in, meander the paths and appreciate the beauty that the McGills created!

McGill Rose Garden
940 N Davidson St
Charlotte, NC 28206
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Closed Today

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00a - 4:00p
Wednesday 10:00a - 4:00p
Thursday 10:00a - 4:00p
Friday 10:00a - 4:00p
Saturday 10:00a - 3:00p
Free
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