Favorite Photography Locations – International Rose Test Garden


Experience the sheer enchantment of over 610 varieties of roses in full bloom from late May through October at the internationally renowned Rose Test Garden nestled within the picturesque Washington Park. This exquisite sanctuary not only boasts a floral spectacle but also provides the perfect backdrop for your summer photo sessions.

As a photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing countless magical moments at this garden, and it stands as one of my personal favorites for summer shoots. However, to ensure your session is nothing short of extraordinary, I recommend scheduling your visit from Monday to Friday. This strategic choice not only offers more privacy and serenity but also allows us to make the most of this botanical wonderland without the weekend crowds.

The golden rule for achieving those breathtaking shots is to arrive a few hours before sunset. This timing not only helps us escape the harsh, unforgiving mid-day sunlight but also offers a unique opportunity to bask in the gentle, warm glow of the sun as it begins its descent behind the West Hills. This soft, golden light adds a touch of magic to your photographs.

So, why not seize the opportunity to let the world’s most beautiful roses be the backdrop for your most cherished memories? Come and experience the Rose Test Garden at its finest, and let’s capture the beauty of your moments under the enchanting, late afternoon sun.