The All-American Rose Garden is a rose garden found near Hardy Street on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The garden has a semicirular form and contains many various types of hybridroses in 32 rose beds. It exists since 1973 and was accredited the status 'Public Rose Garden' by the All-American Rose Selection Inc. in 1975. Many biologists and botanists come from all over the world just to study the roses found in the rose garden. Due to the large number of rare roses found in the rose garden, plucking out a rose is against collegepolicy, and getting caught currently results in a fine of $500.