"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." - Leo Buscaglia
Maplewood Park and Rose Garden
Each June during the peak bloom time, The Rose Festival celebrates both the neighborhood and the park with a parade, music, gorge tours, garden tours, children's activities, arts & crafts, and tours of historic homes around the area. The rose garden staff also regularly hold rose-care workshops. In October, the garden plays host to River Romance. Take this chance to see the river gorge in full autumnal leaf color and venture on a guided history walk.
Located off Driving Park Ave., the Rose Garden features more than 3,000 rose bushes that include Maplewood Rose Festival with visitors.everything from the antique "Malmaison" to the recently-created hybrid "Princess Diana." The roses fill infuse an acre of land with their fragrant scent and bold colors from early June until nearly Thanksgiving. Outside the rose season, the garden features bulbs, peonies, perennials, and evergreens.
Stecher Memorial Fountain
The late Frank A. Stecher was the first American to organize a lithograph company in Japan. He was the first lithographer to use a two-color offset press. Stecher was thus an early pioneer of imaging technology, a Rochester tradition. The Stecher Memorial Fountain was dedicated in 1958.