May 18th, 2015

Beauty Break: Roses

Rosa 'Cherry Parfait' and the Conservatory

Rosa ‘Cherry Parfait’ and the Conservatory this morning.

I’ve seen our Rose Garden bloom more than a few times in my 8 years here. It has a flush if blooms in spring, blooms all summer (granted, with a slow down) and has another large flourish of blooms in the fall.  In fact, our annual rose festival,  Rose Fest, is in fall. But this year’s spring display may be the most beautiful I’ve ever seen in the Rose Garden. It is simply stunning.  And lucky for you, this week is the peak time for blooms!

With nearly 2,000 blooms in our 9,000-square-foot Rose Garden, you will feel like you are in a fairyland.  We feature 80 varieties in nearly every color, each chosen for its ability to flourish in this region.  The fragrance is amazing!  So take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and come enjoy these beauties.  They will be waiting for you to stop and savor their fragrance and delicate charm.


Beautiful climber Rosa 'Nahema'

Beautiful climber Rosa ‘Nahema’

David AustinRosa 'Crocus Rose'

Rosa ‘Crocus Rose’ by David Austin Roses

English Garden Rosa 'Heritage'

English Garden Rosa ‘Heritage’ by David Austin Roses

Pink Rose

Behind this primary bloom are several other buds, just waiting to open!

Rosa 'Mary Rose'

Rosa ‘Mary Rose’

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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