LA Weekly's "Best of Issue" is out, so who is the winner in the category of Best Blooming Urban Renewal? The Exposition Park Rose Garden. "Exposition Park today is no longer an idyllic, tranquil respite. Its location and scale don't seamlessly mesh with its surroundings, a fault both of its own design and that of Los Angeles at large. But the thousands of rosebushes that remain are maintained with a precision that would have pleased [founder William Miller Bowen], and the garden is open to the public year-round. While the Pasadena Tournament of Roses gets more attention, the Exposition Park Rose Garden endures as a reminder of Los Angeles' ongoing battle with itself." [LA Weekly]
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