Sister Garden to the Martin Luther King, Jr. World Peace Rose Garden

University park roses

Magnolia Historic District, Stockton, California, U.S.A.

  • Theme

    Peace through Nonviolence

  • Location

    599 E. Magnolia Street, Stockton, CA 95202

  • Hours

    • Open sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week

Garden Description

The garden features a large ceremonial area in the center that represents the sun. It is surrounded by seven main flower beds that shoot out like sunrays; and six smaller flower beds, tucked between the rays, represent the planets. It is complemented with a lovely, welcoming arbor at the entrance and several benches that invite guests to sit and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the garden. Beautiful historic street lamps of granite dot the flower beds near the ceremonial area. Behind the rose garden, you see a serene human-made lake with water jetting out of three separate geysers, a bridge, and a tall silver water tower that stands like a guardian overlooking the garden. The carefully selected roses burst color in every direction…a stunning show!