Rose family rose genus

The rose is admired and loved by people all over the world as the Queen of Flowers for its beauty and elegance in shape, color and fragrance. It is officially a symbol flower of Ibaraki Prefecture. Today, the total number of rose species that are cultured is said to be over 30,000, which origin can be traced back to only eight. The rugosa rose, called Hamanasu in Japanese, is one of them. Ibaraki Prefecture is its southern limit of wild growth. The park is the home of approx. 1,600 Hamanasu roses. There are 3,400 roses in 120 varieties grown in the park, and their beauty can be enjoyed both in early summer and late autumn.

Number of varieties
approx. 120
Total number
approx. 3,400 plants (including 1,600 Hamanasu roses)
from mid-May to early June and from late October to early November
Hitachi Rose Garden