From mid June onwards and throughout August, Molde abound in fragrant, blooming roses. Along the main street Storgata there is a beautiful avenue of Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorns, and several roses have been planted by the shops. The town’s largest collection of roses is to be found at the Town Hall roof, but the magnificent roses in the Alexandra Park is also worth your time. The town street “Bygata” at the Romsdal Museum recreates the atmosphere of old-time Molde, with the typical picket fences surrounded by roses. From the street Olsmedbakken and towards the Moldegård villa, many of the old wooden houses have been restored and decorated with roses. You can also find roses by Aker Stadium, the county administrational building, the university and the shopping centre “Roseby”, and of course in many private gardens. In some gardens you can also see the town’s own rose, ”Molderosen”, which was rediscovered some years back.