Gardens of the American Rose Center is off I-20 exit 5W, then n. to 8877 Jefferson Paige Rd. Pathways weave through the 118-acre research facility of the American Rose Society, where roses bloom from April through October. Dedicated in 1974, the site features more than 65 individual rose gardens and 20,000 rose bushes, along with a variety of plants, sculptures, fountains and a reflection pool. Christmas in Roseland features millions of lights and animated scenes. A self-guiding cellphone tour is offered.
Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 9-5, rest of year. Christmas in Roseland Fri.-Sun. 5:30-10 p.m. (last car admitted at 9:30), day after Thanksgiving-Dec. 20. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.