In order to reach the Rose Garden, we can choose bus no. nr 53, 60, or 67, which will take us to “Traugutta” bus stop. Then, we turn into Pawła Jasienicy Street, and the garden is located about 100 meters further. We can also get on a bus no 53 or 60, arrive at “Juliusza Słowackiego” stop, go along Bohdana Zaleskiego Street, from which we turn right in Juliana Fałata Street. The entrance to the garden is situated about 40 meters further.
The Rose Garden in Szczecin was established within the area of 2 hectares in 1928, on the occasion of a gardeners’ meeting. Already before the outbreak of the Second World War, in 1935, the so-called “Bird Fountain” with sculptures by Kurt Schwerdteger was placed in the garden.
During the Second World War, the garden did not suffer any particular damage. Intact, after 1945, it was one of the most favourite places of rest for the residents of Szczecin. This state lasted till the 1970s. Later, somewhat bad times followed and due to the lack of money for care of the garden, it started to gradually fall into disrepair. Between 1983 and 2005, the area of Różanka belonged to the archdiocese of Szczecin and Kamień Pomorski, but it returned to the city in 2005.
A year later, the garden began to be modernized and rebuilt in the style of the 1930s. It was opened on April 20th, 2007. There were nine thousand roses of 99 varieties planted in the garden. Within the area of Różanka we can found such species as American hornbeam, Serbian spruce, occurring in the mountain ranges of Bosnia and Herzegovina only, maple, Ohio buckeye, Amur cork tree, and fruit trees. As a part of the modernization, stairs, paths, and a playground were made, and also the “Ptasia Fontanna” [the Bird Fountain] was restored. Its main element is comprised of four concrete geese – three of them are original.
The Rose Garden in Szczecin has been entered into the provincial register of historical monuments in April 2004.