Cochrane Rose Garden
Beauty Abounds in the Cochrane Rose Garden
Imagine the splendor and fragrance of over 1,300 rose bushes massed in a 9,000 square-foot hillside rose garden. This is the allure of the Louise Cochrane Rose Garden, which in 2008 was tripled in size, expanded in variety, and elevated to national significance.
Sensually enchanting, the Cochrane Rose Garden entices visitors to pause, come close and savor its offerings. Its arbors, stone arches, and pavilions are draped in more than 70 varieties of blooming roses that originated from nurseries in France, Italy, Germany and England with an emphasis on genetically superior hybrids bred for diseases resistance, rebloom, and fragrance. Environmental responsibility also guided selection, so as to reduce the need for fungicides. The garden’s hillside location, which provides natural air movement, further minimizes the onset of fungal disease.
A Garden with a View
The terraced lawn which tiers downhill from the Conservatory to the Rose Garden provides a spectacular setting for outdoor seating with panoramic views. The stone belvedere and its terrace were designed as a public centerpiece for the garden’s performing arts programs and serve as a memorable venue for weddings and other private events.
Planning a Wedding?
The Rose Garden is a popular wedding spot available beginning mid-May.