Enjoy tea roses dating from the 1800s, cluster-flowered Polyanthus, ultra-sweet-smelling Noisettes, and miniature roses.
Stroll through a wonderful butterfly garden and a gorgeous Rose Allee — a series of eight 12-foot by 12-foot iron arches set on a path through a vineyard and rose fields. on Saturday and Sunday from April to June, or year-round by appointment. Western Hills Garden is a three-acre site that is a botanical gem, described by the New York Times in 2005 as the "Tiffany's of plants." Founded in 1960, the Western Hills Rare Plant Nursery was a destination spot for serious gardeners until it closed in 2010.
Enjoy meandering paths, foot bridges along a rippling stream, waterfalls, fish-filled ponds, bronze sculptures by world-renowned artists, and more than 2,000 species of trees and shrubs marked with identification tags. The rose garden at Korbel Champagne Cellars blooms each spring, and continues into summer and fall with more than 250 varieties of antique roses.
Originally planted in the 1880s, the garden also features more than 1,000 other types of flowers, all set in mini micro-climate gardens celebrating different areas of the world.
Admission is free; a garden tour is offered daily, 1 p.m.
Docent-led tours are for adults, per person for groups of 10 or more, and free for age 12 and younger; the fees for docent-led tours include park admission. Located on a former cattle ranch, Garden Valley Ranch contains more than 10,000 rose bushes (60-plus varieties) on nine beautiful acres.
The ranch produces field-grown cut garden roses, selling and shipping them to the floral trade around the nation.