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"Just wanted to send a thank you message. I ran Tyler and got a rose plant. I planted her in the spring. She is absolutely beautiful, and is huge. She has at least 30 bright pink/red roses on her and makes my whole front yard look so pretty. I just wanted to say thank you for such a great finishing gift, and thanks to the nursery that raised her."
Visitors who come to Texas expecting to see only oil wells and cactus are amazed by the flourishing beauty of East Texas. What seems even more surprising to the Old West ideal are the famous Tyler Roses. Approximately one-fifth of all commercial rose bushes produced in the United States are grown in Smith County, while over one-half of the nation's rose bushes are packaged and shipped from this area.
This burgeoning industry, which began at the turn of the century, has established Tyler as the "Rose Capital of the Nation." It is only fitting that the "City of Roses" is home to the nation's largest Municipal Rose Garden. From late April until frost, the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden blooms with nearly 40,000 rose bushes exhibiting approximately 500 varieties of roses. Over 100,000 people from around the world visit the Rose Garden annually.