- Garden of Roses – Florence
- Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
- Elizabeth Park, Hartford—Connecticut
- International Rose Test Garden, Portland—Oregon
- Eiffel Tower - Flower Power
Garden of Roses – Florence
Located near the Piazzale Michelangelo, the Florence Rose Garden boasts of 370 varieties of roses —enclosed within geometric flowerbeds, the Florence bed of roses are a classic example of an Italian styled garden—with an open museum with statues, fountains and a theatre.
Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
Filled with more than 3,700 rose plants in more than 600 varieties, the Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, NYC, is a highlight during any garden visit. The resplendent roses are open from May through October—with colours peaking in late spring.
Elizabeth Park, Hartford—Connecticut
This world famous rose garden is the oldest municipally operated rose garden in the United States of America. The two and a half acre garden boasts of 800 varieties of roses that amount to 15,000 plants. With rambling rose covered arched walkways in the garden, it features flower beds filled with roses of every shape and colour. Along the border, fences of climbing and shrub roses provide a colourful background.
International Rose Test Garden, Portland—Oregon
The primary purpose of this garden is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties—typical to the progressive and innovative culture of the city. The City of Portland Gold Medal Awards are issued annually to the best introductions. With the support of the Portland Rose Society, today’s Gold Medal Garden was constructed in 1969 commemorating 50 years of Gold Medal awards in the City of Roses. In 1991, the Portland Rose Society donated the garden's gazebo, a popular spot for weddings and a vantage point from which to view the roses.
Eiffel Tower - Flower Power
Hybrid Tea Roses are what you’ll find blooming in front of the celebrated Eiffel Tower. These medal winners come in pointed buds with a wonderful expensive perfume fragrance, making it a truly impressive rose—very Parisian, non? Ranging from a medium to highly pigmented pink, the Eiffel Tower Rose is backed by a leathery semi-glossy foliage, making it also a good cut flower.
Written by Nazneen Joshi on May 19, 2014