The Rose Garden

In the Rose Garden, solid masses of red, pink and white blossoms have been restored to match the historical desgin and color scheme. From the records, there were over 5,000 rose plants in this garden. The garden, constructed in 1905 and 1906, was symmetrically arranged around the central pathway. However, the curving beds and climbing roses grown on cedar posts gave the impression of informality when viewed from the summerhouse or “Belvedere.” Today we have two circular All-American Rose Selection gardens on the edges of historical design.