ENLIVEN YOUR SENSES AT
THE ROSE GARDEN
Just alongside of Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold, one is drawn by aromatic breezes to our award-winning Palace Rose Gardens. Be sure to “take time to smell the roses,” but with over 3,000 bushes and 150 varieties of roses, each with a unique fragrance, you might not know where to start! These pleasure gardens are graced with over one hundred water fountains which sparkle in the sunlight, playfully animating and refreshing the atmosphere. No wonder this garden, a vivid bouquet of color set against a backdrop of green hills, is one of the top 100 rose gardens in the U.S.A.
But time your visit carefully. The Palace Rose Garden has three different blooms, starting in early June to mid-July, followed by a second bloom late July to early August, and the third bloom in late September.
If visiting sometime in June through September, we serve lovely Sunday Brunches in the Rose Garden so be sure to reserve a table! Go to Sunday Rose Garden Brunch registration page
SOOTHE YOUR SOUL AT
THE LOTUS POND
Wandering through the gardens to the back of Prabhupada’s Palace, you discover the Lotus Pond. The placid water of this pond is often covered by a blanket of cupped green leaves and gorgeous pink blooms. The beauty of the lotus flower is sung about in ancient poetry and has a fragrance unlike any flower on Earth. It is said that lotuses create an atmosphere of transcendence, and if you take a moment to observe how they grow, you’ll understand why. The lotus grows in the middle of the water and is firmly rooted in the ground below, but the leaves and flowers do not touch the water. The lotus knows the art of “rising above it all,” and if you pause for a few moments of meditation or prayer beside the Lotus Pond, you, too, may get a little taste of transcendence.