Wrigley Gardens

The Wrigley Gardens are located in Pasadena, California at the site of the Tournament of Roses House. The house and grounds are the official headquarters of the Tournament of Roses Associations, the group that organizes the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game. The home was owned by William Wrigley, Jr., the man who is responsible for the Wrigley Chewing Gum company. Wrigley bought the home in 1914 and a year later bought the adjoining property where the four and a half acre Wrigley Gardens would be created. The home was one of six in the country owned by the Wrigley family, but was reported as being Mrs. Wrigley's favorite because she could see the Tournament of Roses Parade right from her front yard. The garden is home to the famous Centennial Rose Garden and features the All-America Rose Selections which are the award winning roses used in the parade. In addition to the roses, Wrigley Gardens feature more than 1,500 varieties of roses, camellias and annuals. The gardens are open to the public year-round except during the Christmas holiday season through January 2nd when preparations are in progress for the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses parade.

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