Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

May through October

Surround yourself with fragrance, color, and beauty in the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. Originally designed in 1916, completed in 1988, and beautifully renovated in 2006-2007, this stunning garden now displays more than 4,000 rose plants and over 600 varieties, with roses blooming for six months out of the year.

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One of the world’s most environmentally-friendly rose gardens

Overcoming the rose's reputation of being among the most chemically dependent flowers, we celebrate the addition of more than 1,700 new, hardy varieties. Hybridization efforts from all over the world are on display.

EarthKind™ rose trials

The New York Botanical Garden is hosting the Northeastern version of the trials starting in spring of 2010.

The goal of the EarthKind™ program is to identify cultivars that combine beauty with proven durability in the landscape. The EarthKind™ philosophy is based on the premise that it is possible to identify beautiful plants that tolerate harsh, low-maintenance environments without agricultural chemicals and with a reduction in irrigation.

This cutting edge, environmental effort is the most popular and fastest growing, research-based environmental university program of its kind in the U.S. and directly benefits all sectors of horticulture: growers, retailers, landscapers, and consumers.

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