i'm a new yorker, soon to move to raleigh, and i wanted to find THE spot for a picnic on a recent visit to see my love. he expected to pick the location, but with the net these days, you can find anything, plus reviews!
well, i found this place and its one review and that sold me. we went and had THE greatest picnic! tucked behind the rose garden on the far end (we were two of only 5 people in the whole park) we layed around, dazed at the sky, the trees and flowers, and ate (what else) cooper's bbq. it was quiet, peaceful, relaxing, and romantic. and it was a saturday! i fully expected kids and families to be running around. this was heaven.
i definitely recommend this spot and all the flowers werent even in bloom bc it was early spring. cant wait for late summer.
Pros: free roses all over, secluded, quiet
Cons: roses are seasonal