Once upon a time Greenrose was a garden cafe, but ever since the pandemic it is now just an open garden. A stunning rose garden with other blooms too

Garden Cafe Greenrose

Garden cafe greenrose Moroyama

Garden Cafe Greenrose is a private garden that opens to the public for the rose season twice a year. Roses bloom in Saitama during the spring and autumn. The spring period is generally May and June and the autumn period is October and November. But since 2021 they are opening earlier than normal in spring, from mid April, as they have tulips too. That is the same in 2024 too. However, this garden only opens on three days during the period:

2024 information

Spring 2024 dates: the garden is already open. It is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only, throughout the month of May. The end date has not yet been decided – its often early June. Before the pandemic there was a 1000 yen entry fee, but you got a gorgeous tea and cake with that, as you will see in the photos below. However, ever since the pandemic they no longer operate as a cafe, so instead there is just a 500 yen entry fee to the garden.

Spring Garden

After walking into the stunning garden a couple of meters on the left hand side you come across what used to be the cafe, blended beautifully into and practically concealed by the garden. The garden and the cafe exterior, with its creeping ivy like plants, are reminiscent of an English country garden and outhouse.

Garden Cafe Greenrose Moroyama

The former cafe remains in use as the reception area. In order to roam the garden it is required that you pay a 500 yen entrance fee. They used to give you a postcard as a souvenir of your visit, but I’m not sure if they still do that now that the cafe is no longer in operation.

rose Garden cafe greenrose moroyama saitama

I must say, I really miss the cafe. The cake was always delicious and it was just so lovely to sit with a view of the garden.

rose Garden cafe greenrose moroyama saitama

When the cafe was open, they served the cake and drink with a flower that you got to bring home.

Will the cafe ever open again?

garden cafe greenrose moroyama

Whether the cafe will ever open again, I don’t know. But it doesn’t look promising. Most places went back to normal this year.

Garden furniture in Greenrose cafe Moroyama

Hopefully you can still sit in the garden. There are several table and chairs tucked into corners and gazebos in the garden.

Autumn flowers

There are several varieties of roses in the garden. Some of them are past their peak, some are peaking right now and a few have yet to come to prime. There are many different colours of rose, but mainly shades of pink or white.

There are more than just roses in the garden. I visited during the autumn rose period and there were several other flowers and plants in bloom.

Decorations

There are also some Halloween and autumnal ornaments, such as pumpkins, in the cafe and the garden.

Throughout the year they have several garden ornaments and decorations to add to the overall appearance and ambiance.

Saitama Roses

There are three towns in Saitama that are famed for their roses. Ina Town is known as a rose town. Kawajima Town has the longest rose tunnel in Japan. Moroyama Town’s fame lies with its roses gardens, particularly Takinoiri which is also a seasonal open garden. In addition, there is a fourth location that is well known for its roses: Yono Park in Saitama City.

Saitama Rose Cafes

Other cafes in Saitama with rose gardens and / or open gardens:

Garden Cafe Greenrose Information

Garden Cafe Greenrose ガーデンカフェグリーンローズ
Address:Greenrose, 1 Chome-45 Hirayama, Moroyama, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0466
Phone:Unknown
Cost:in 2023 there is an admission fee of 500 yen. (When the cafe is open from 700 yen to 1000 yenI
Hours:11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays ONLY during the rose seasons in May and October / November.
Online:Official blog

Access

Approximately eight minutes on foot from Tobu Ogose line’s Higashi Moro Station. On the same line, Bushu Karasawa station is also within walking distance, but it takes twice as long. Moro station on the Hachiko Line is about a 12 minute walk from the cafe too.

Beautiful open garden and cafe in Moroyama

By car, the nearest highway exits are the Tsurugashima interchange on the Ken-o expressway or the Sakado-nishi smart interchange (an ETC card is essential for a smart interchange) on the Kanetsu expressway. Both are about a 20 minute drive from the cafe. There is free parking for about 15 cars.

Garden cafe greenrose moroyama rose garden cafe

As you walk / drive up the lane way you will see an old style entrance way in front. The parking is to the left of that and the garden to the right.

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