|Heritage Rose Foundation
- research, preservation, education
|P U B L I C G A R D E N S|
Preservation of historic roses is the common goal that unites members of the HRF. This series offers a database of gardens worldwide. More complete information on each garden will ultimately be available at the HRF website (www.heritagerosefoundation.org). In the future, we will catalog Private Gardens, Nursery Collections, and wayside roses (to include our darlings, the “found roses”). Look for our gardens calendar with timely information to connect volunteers to the gardens that need their help. Do you know a garden we should include?
|Araluen Botanic ParkWestern Australia
Armstrong Park Rose GardenLouisiana, USA
Bermuda Rose Society Repository GardenBermuda
Castle HowardYorkshire, England
Cranford Rose GardenNew York, USA
Dunedin Botanic GardensDunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin Northern CemeteryNew Zealand
Elizabeth ParkConnecticut, USA
Florida Southern CollegeFlorida, USA
Garden of Roses of Legend and RomanceOhio, USA
Grant Ranch Rose GardenCalifornia, USA
Hampton ParkSouth Carolina, USA
Heritage Rose Foundation Garden at the American Rose CenterLouisiana, USA
Hex CastleHeers, Belgium
Huntington Library, Arts Collections, and Botanical Gardens Southern California, USA
Léonie Bell Noisette Rose GardenVirginia, USA
Mottisfont AbbeyHampshire, England
Pinjarra Heritage Rose GardenPinjarra, Australia
Quarryhill Botanical GardenCalifornia, USA
Rancho CamulosSouthern California, USA
Roseraie de BagatelleParis, France
Roseraie de la Cour de CommerNormandy, France
Roseraie du Val de Marne l’Haÿ-les-rosesVal de Marne, France
Rosarium of the Arborétum Borová horaZvolen, Slovakia
Rose Garden of the Montreal Botanical GardenQuebec, Canada
The Rose Maze at The Kodja Place Visitor and Interpretive CentreWestern Australia
Roseto Botanico di Cavriglia “Carla Fineschi”Tuscany, Italy
Sacramento Historic Rose GardenCalifornia, USA
Sakura Kusabue-no-Oka Rose GardenOsaka, Japan
San Jose Heritage Rose GardenCalifornia, USA
The University of California Botanical GardenCalifornia, USA
|Araluen Botanic ParkWestern Australia
The rose garden occupies a small part of the 60-hectare site. Roses are planted informally on slopes around a car park, with climbing roses on a large pergola.
The botanic park was established in 1929 for the Young Australia Football League, in a cool, fertile valley in the hills near Perth. When the Western Australian Government purchased the park in 1990, it was neglected and overgrown. Most of the climbers on the original pergola have been replanted, and a new rose garden has been established.
Rose Preservation: Many Chinas, Teas, and Alister Clark roses. Speci.c rare roses preserved are Climbing Comtesse de Labarthe, Lorraine Lee, and Climbing Lorraine Lee.
Open daily 9am-6pm admission charge
362 Croyden Road Roleystone, Western Australia 61111 Australia +64 0894961171 email@example.com www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Pruning and weeding
|Armstrong Park Rose GardenLouisiana, USA
Within this large city park, located in the French Quarter, are
island beds of antique roses that were started by volunteers in
1992. This garden survived the hurricane, and contains 85 different types of roses30 Hybrid Musks, 12 Noisettes, 15 Teas, and 12 Chinas. Some roses that were uprooted by the hurricane force winds (August 2005) are being replaced this spring; largely Teas and Noisettes that had grown to sizable proportions in the ideal climate of the Gulf Coast.
Rose Preservation: Hot-weather tolerant old garden roses; found Teas and Chinas
812 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116 USA
Volunteer Jobs: All maintenance and planting
|Bermuda Rose Society Repository GardenBermuda
The approximately 85 roses of the repository grow with companion plants in the gardens of the Bermuda National Trust by an 18th-century house. Climbers cover two arbors and are planted around the house. The repository garden was .rst established in 1988, at the suggestion of Dr. Charles Walker, founder of the Heritage Rose Foundation, and was re-designed with four raised beds in 2000 as the Society’s Millennium project.
Rose Preservation: Found and mystery roses of Bermuda; Teas, Noisettes, and Chinas. Speci.c roses: Bermuda Kathleen, Belfield, Red Smith’s Parish
Waterville, 29 The Lane
P.O. Box PG 162
Paget, Bermuda firstname.lastname@example.org
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Heavy pruning and taking slips for propagation
|Castle HowardYorkshire, England
Castle Howard is a 10,000-acre estate, which is home to an 18th century house, parks, and gardens as well as to businesses whose profits support the estate’s restoration and environmental stewardship activities. In the 1960s and 1970s, the late James Russell transported Sunningdale Nursery’s extensive collections to the 40-acre Ray Wood and 127-acre Arboretum.
Roses are planted on three acres in three adjoining 18th century walled gardens. One of the three rose gardens, Lady Cecilia’s, was planted in 1975 with old roses as a memorial to Lady Cecilia Howard, and contains Damask, Gallica, and Alba roses. The Sundial Garden and the Venus Garden contain 2,000 modern roses, including many David Austin roses.
Rare Roses Preserved: R. pollinieana, R. soulieana “Wick War”
York, North Yorkshire UK
+44 01653 648333
|Cranford Rose GardenNew York, USA
In June 1928, the Cranford Rose Garden celebrated the grand opening of what has become one of the largest and finest rose gardens in this country. It was designed by Harold Caparn, a landscape architect for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Montague Free, the garden’s horticulturist. Caparn had drawn the plans several years earlier at the request of Stuart Gager, the first director of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Upon Cranford’s death in 1935, his widow donated another $5,000 to build the Rose Arc, an addition to the southern end of the garden. Part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Cranford Rose Garden is home to 1,200 varieties of roses on 1.5 acres. All classes are represented.
Rose Preservation: Historic modern roses; cold hardy old garden roses; ramblers and climbers. Specific rare roses: Crenshaw Musk, Walsh Ramblers, Van Fleet hybrids, Brownell hybrids
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 USA
near all major subway lines
|Dunedin Botanic GardensDunedin, New Zealand
The rose garden is divided into three main sections: species roses, old garden roses, and modern roses. The species collection is a selection of roses suitable for garden plants. The old garden rose collection displays the roses in their classes of Gallica, Alba, Damask, Centifolia, China, Tea, Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland, and Moss. Although not old garden roses, Noisette, Hybrid Musk, Polyantha, English, and modern shrub groups are also grown in this area.
Private Bag, Dunedin, New
|Dunedin Northern CemeteryNew Zealand
The Dunedin Northern Cemetery contains 1,000 old roses planted or maintained by the Otago Heritage Roses group. The 20-acre hillside cemetery overlooking the harbor is a .ne example of a mid-late Victorian garden cemetery, and some of the original memorial roses are still present, including some very fine roses planted to cascade out of trees. The Otago Heritage Roses group is working to conserve the existing old roses in the cemetery, and to add to their number, partly in preparation for the upcoming Tenth International Heritage Roses Conference to be held in Dunedin in December 2005. In November 2005, Otago Heritage Roses released The Roses of the Dunedin Northern Cemetery, with a brief history of cemeteries and roses together with location maps for all 1,000 roses.
Rose Preservation: Original memorial roses
Private Bag, Dunedin,
New Zealand www.CityofDunedin.com
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Annual spring weeding and tidying up
|Elizabeth ParkConnecticut, USA
The oldest municipal rose garden in the United States has 15,000 old and modern roses on 2¼ acres, set within the larger 90-acre Elizabeth Park. The garden features original Victorian arches, a gazebo, and Lord & Burnham greenhouses. Eight original beds of Hybrid Perpetuals remain.
Industrialist Charles Pond bequeathed his estate as a public horticultural park in 1894. By 1904 the main rose garden was established, with 1,000 varieties. A garden expansion was complete in 193738; thereafter, the garden slowly declined, until 1977, when Friends of Elizabeth Park started up. A separate Old Garden Rose area was added in the 1980s. The park was placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Rose Preservation: Old and rare ramblers and climbers, old Hybrid Perpetuals
Prospect and Asylum Avenues
West Hartford, CT USA www.elizabethpark.org
10 Hampton Lane
Bloomfield, CT 06002 USA 860-243-1586
Dan Russo email@example.com
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Weeding, pruning, planting new roses
Considered today to hold the largest collection of roses in the world, the Rosarium at Sangerhausen was conceived in 1903 shortly after the formation of the German Rose Society, or “Friends of the Rose.” The nearly 4-acre garden with several hundred varieties has grown to a 30-acre park and rose garden of some 7,000 cultivars over the past 100 years. Envisioned by the great German rose breeder Peter Lambert, and initiated by Albert Hoffman, Sangerhausen’s rose garden has continually grown in stature and is now directed by Frau Helle Brume. Through her generous efforts many hundreds of rare old roses from this garden have been distributed to public collections worldwide, ensuring their survival. Sangerhausen’s collection was gleaned from around the world and is truly an international representation of the rose, holding treasures for all rose collectors. Two volunteer organizations provide support to the rose garden: VDR-Stiftung Europa-Rosarium, a committee of the German Rose Society, and a private and international group, Freunde des Rosariums Sangerhausen e.V. (Friends of Sangerhausen Rose Garden).
Rose Preservation: Many long-lost American-bred roses are still to be found here, such as Sterling (HT, 1933) and Sunkist (HT, 1932) from E. G. Hill. Old European roses and the great Hybrid Perpetuals and Bourbons of French breeding survive in uncounted numbers. The introductions of many European rose breeders whose roses were not distributed internationally are a special feature of this garden; Bruder Alfons, Ketten, Strassheim, Praskac, and Rogmanns are just a few of the artists whose works remain at Sangerhausen.
AprOct daily 8am7pm
Steinberger Weg 3
+1 49 3464 5725 22
Freunde des Rosariums
|Florida Southern CollegeFlorida, USA
The campus has three major gardens, two of which are never sprayed; their roses are resistant to most diseases and pests. These gardens have been the repository for more than 20 years of efforts to cure the rose mosaic virus.
The gardens were started in 19831984, along with a then-new mosaic heat-therapy program. Once cleaned up, a plant was added to the gardens (if suited to the climate). The heat-therapy program is no longer active, though the gardens are maintained as a source of clean stock.
Rose Preservation: Roses free of rose mosaic virus. The original and most complete collection of the Bermuda Mystery Roses in the USA. The only (as far as we know) complete collection of the true musk roses (a plant from each original find).
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801 USA 863-680-4337
Malcolm Manners mmanners@.southern.edu
|Garden of Roses of Legend and RomanceOhio, USA
This unique garden, consisting of 2.7 acres, features a collection of about 500 varieties of historic roses. Within this formal garden, the different classes of roses are separated into beds representing a very wide range of old and modern rose types. Though many of the old roses have been lost, those that are cultivated today superbly demonstrate history and evolution of the rose. The Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance will preserve old favorites that are adapted to this region (USDA Zone 5).
Dedicated in June 1970, the garden was developed through the generosity of Mrs. Samuel J. Forbes of Mentor, Ohio. Mrs. Forbes provided funds to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center to develop the garden in memory of her father, the late Michael H. Horvath, a widely known rosarian who pioneered development of new roses. The original roses were a gift of Joseph J. Kern, a well-known rose nurseryman also from Mentor, Ohio.
Rose Preservation: Old roses distributed by the Kern Nursery, including many hardy 20th century cultivars, Prairie Youth, Prestige, Suzanne, Von Scharnhorst
Year-round daylight hours
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, Ohio 44691 USA
Weeding, pruning, mulching, edging, fertilizing, spraying, deadheading, and planting
Typical volunteer jobs:
Currently do not have volunteers, but interested
|Grant Ranch Rose GardenCalifornia, USA
The Grant Ranch Rose Garden is located in San Jose, California at the Joseph D. Grant County Park, the largest of Santa Clara County’s regional parks. Joseph D. Grant, its previous owner, was one of California’s pioneering industrialists and a founding member of the Save the Redwoods League.
The park has recently begun to develop a 6,000-square-foot old rose garden, inspired by a donation of roses for the project by Elspeth Grant Bobbs, Mr. Grant’s granddaughter. The rose garden will complement the ranch house, which was remodeled in the 1930s. Mel Hulse and other volunteers from the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden designed a planting for the garden from disease resistant varieties that fit the historic era of the house.
When completed, the garden will feature a high trellis covered with old climbing roses, including Lamarque, and Crépuscule. Found roses such as “Caldwell Pink,” “Grandmother’s Hat,” and “Georgetown Tea” will also be included.
Year-round 8am to sunset
18405 Mount Hamilton Road
San Jose, CA USA 95140
Lisa Pappanastos, Park Ranger
Joseph D. Grant Park
Santa Clara County Parks and
|Hampton ParkSouth Carolina, USA
Hampton Park is a 63-acre neighborhood park located on the upper end of Charleston, South Carolina. Surrounding a 2- acre lagoon towards the middle of the park is a broad walkway centered with oblong beds planted with roses, annuals, and perennials. These beds were used for the five-year Noisette Rose Study preceding the Ninth International Heritage Rose Conference held in Charleston in 2001. Teas, Chinas, Polyanthas, and other older garden roses are gradually being added.
Hampton Park was a portion of the site for the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition, December 1, 1901 to June 1, 1902.
Rose Preservation: Noisette roses; specific rare roses are Ruth’s Pink Musk, Tutta’s Mountain Rose
Daylight until dark
30 Mary Murray Drive
Charleston, SC 29403 USA
|Heritage Rose Foundation Garden at the American Rose CenterLouisiana, USA
This garden contains many mature Tea and China roses and a beautiful collection of large Hybrid Musk Shrub roses. The gardens were improved and replanted in 1983. In 2005, the ARS and the HRF agreed that the HRF would “adopt” the garden. Future plans are to expand the collection of Chinas and Teas to include many rare and unique roses, and to add a collection of Noisettes. A professional staff will maintain the garden with signi.cant educational and horticultural importance.
Rose Preservation: Noisette, China and Tea roses of historical or horticultural signi.cance (inventory being developed)
8877 Jefferson Paige Rd. Shreveport, LA 71119 USA 318-938-5402
Charlotte Haring Pharing11@juno.com
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Spring and fall pruning
|Hex CastleHeers, Belgium
The rose garden at Castle Hex received the World Federation of Roses Garden Award in 1997. Chateau Hex was built by Count Charles-François de Velbrück in the 18th century. It is now surrounded by a variety of French-style gardens on 12 acres. Two-hundred-year-old own-root roses in the Prince’s Garden bloom all summer. The late Countess Michel d’Ursel renewed and increased the rose collection, and opened the garden to the public; her children are continuing to support her work.
Rose Preservation: Species roses collected from around the globe; old European roses from collections in France, Germany and elsewhere; Adèle Courtoisé, De Schelfhout, Merveille des Rouges, Rösel Dasch
AprJuly and SeptOct guided
visits for groups only, upon
Open to the public 2nd weekend
of June and 3rd weekend
|Huntington Library, Arts Collections, and Botanical Gardens Southern California, USA
The Huntington Rose Garden sits on 3.5 acres in the center of the 207-acre botanical gardens. It contains a broad collection of historic and modern roses, with around 1,200 varieties and a total of approximately 3,000 rose plants. The rose collection inventory is posted on the Huntington Gardens’ website (www.huntington.org), along with all issues of their newsletter, Subrosa.
Henry E. Huntington bought the property in 1903. The Rose Garden was installed on its current site in 1908. By the late 1960s a decision was made to change the focus of the rose garden from large display groups of a few roses, to a collection with one or two specimens of each cultivar. The gardens have since been collecting a broad range of roses to illustrate their wide range and history.
Rose Preservation: Teas and Chinas (350 cultivars), early modern roses, representative Old Garden Roses
Sat and Sun, 10:30am4:30pm
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 USA 626-405-2100
Mikki Heydorff www.huntington.org
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
General gardening, help with programs and events. Training offered for Rose for docents.
|Léonie Bell Noisette Rose GardenVirginia, USA
The Léonie Bell Rose Garden is octagonal, a favorite shape of Thomas Jefferson’s. It was designed by Jeffersonian scholar and landscape architect C. Allan Brown and established in 1997 to honor the memory of botanical illustrator and Old Rose sleuth Léonie Bell. The original planting design by Rev. Douglas Seidel portrays a circa 1840 rose garden of Noisettes, Musks, Chinas, and some Teas.
The garden cares for Mrs. Bell’s favorites, the early Noisettes, many of which came back into the nursery trade through her efforts. Her finds are augmented by those of her friend and collaborator Rev. Seidel, including roses from the mid-Atlantic states and South Florida, as well as material retrieved through the efforts of Mrs. Keays, a pioneer old rose collector.
Rose Preservation: Early Noisettes, Early Musk-crossed China types, early Chinas, and hardier Tea Noisettes.
Specific Roses Preserved: The Prestwould Rose, the Bremo Musk, Mrs. Keays’ Faded Pink Monthly, Champneys’ Pink Cluster from Bremo, Temple Musk
Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA www.monticello.org
Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-984-9816
|Mottisfont AbbeyHampshire, England
Mottisfont Abbey, a 13th century priory that is now under the care of the National Trust, is home to an incomparable display garden for 300 varieties of old-fashioned shrub roses. The priory was founded in 1201 by William Briwere, a signer of the Magna Carta. Its subsequent owner, William Lord Sandys, converted the building to a house. The house remained in his family for 400 years, until it was purchased in 1934 by Gilbert Russell, one of William Briwere’s descendents.
Mr. Russell planted a knot garden parterre, an octagon of yews, and an avenue of pleached limes, and replaced a circle of beech trees. Mr. Russell’s widow gave the estate to the National Trust in 1957. In the 1970s and 1980s, Graham Stuart Thomas redesigned the 18th century walled former kitchen garden and replanted it with his collection of old roses in the “English Cottage Garden” style. The collection has been registered as the National Collection of ancestral species and 19th-century rose cultivars by the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, and is one of the largest of the National Trust’s collections. David Stone, head gardener at Mottisfont Abbey for more than 30 years, has written about his experiences there in this issue of Rosa Mundi.
Rose Preservation: Shrub and Climbing rose varieties prior to 1900, with some crossover to the 20th century. Some very rare roses preserved: Indigo, Single Pink China, Gloire d’un Enfant d’Hiram, Furstin Infantin von Hohenzollern, Snowflake, Adam Rackles, Lustre d’Eglisse, Le Rire Niais
Varies annuallyplease check
National Trust handbook/
No volunteer program
|Pinjarra Heritage Rose GardenPinjarra, Australia
This public garden sited in the Edenvale Heritage Complex has approximately 440 roses in small beds separated by narrow winding paths. Restoration of the 1880 Edenvale homestead, the 1896 schoolhouse, and surrounding buildings began in the early 1980s. Retired Army officer Major Noel Frost sent out requests for roses all over Australia to establish a heritage rose garden. After his death in 1987, the garden was nearly lost, but members of the Heritage Roses in Australia group worked to keep it going. The garden was extended in the early 1990s. A memorial garden and a bed planted with Alister Clark roses was added. Recent intense lobbying of the local authority has resulted in renewed interest, and it is hoped that the garden can be extended to the east, with wide, flat paths to allow disabled access.
Rare Roses Preserved: Peace 1902, Hugo Roller (1907), Molly Sharman-Crawford (1908), Lady Edna (HT, 1981; bred by Noel Frost)
1 Henry Street
Perth, Western Australia 6208
P.O. Box 335
Pinjarra, Western Australia
|Quarryhill Botanical GardenCalifornia, USA
Quarryhill Botanical Garden is dedicated to the temperate .ora of Asia. The setting of the garden is among the rolling hills of the Valley of the Moon, near the town of Glen Ellen Sonoma County, California, an hour north of San Francisco. The garden design is informal to emulate a natural setting. vast majority of plants are grown from wild-collected seed.
The garden was founded by Jane Davenport Jansen in the 1980s and is currently a non-pro.t. The garden has sponsored expeditions to China, Japan, and other temperate Asian regions in its yearly efforts to gather wild origin seed of interesting rare Asian plants.
Rose Preservation: Roses of China, Japan, Himalayas ,
P. O. Box 232
Glen Ellen, CA 95442 USA 707-996-3802 firstname.lastname@example.org www.quarryhillbg.org
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
guiding tours, propagation (seed sowing and transplanting)
|Rancho CamulosSouthern California, USA
Rancho Camulos, with Hacienda, gardens, and outbuildings, is regarded as probably the single most unchanged Rancho Period property. The Rancho remains the center of a working agricultural business owned and operated by the children and grandchildren of the late August Rübel. It is a designated Historic Monument.
This large garden was developed by the del Valle family and the August Rübel family. By a quirk of fate, nothing was changed or added to the Camulos gardens between 1957 and 1994. Most of the roses are believed to have been planted by Mary Rübel between 1920 and 1957.
Rose Preservation: Many unidentified early twentieth-century roses, Pernetianas, other early Hybrid Teas
(a few miles west of Route 5)
contact Rancho Camulos via email for open dates and times
22 Gypsy Lane
Camarillo, CA USA DalsnRoses@att.net
|Roseraie de BagatelleParis, France
At the northwestern edge of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, the Parc de Bagatelle reflects the garden styles of three centuries serving the people of Paris as a model of garden plants and techniques. Its large rose garden, which houses over 9,000 plants of some 1,100 varieties, is best known for the Ville de Paris Concours International de Roses Nouvelles, a competition for new rose introductions. This competition is now nearly 100 years old, and a significant group of historic roses that are preserved at Bagatelle are the earliest recipients of the Médaille d’Or de Bagatelle. Many of these exist in no other public rose collections in the world. Many of the 1,500 roses supplied by Jules Gravereaux to J. C. N. Forestier, head of Paris’ parks and gardens when Bagatelle came under the ownership of the city, were returned to Gravereaux’s garden, l’Haÿ-les-roses, in 1937. At that time it was decided to make Bagatelle’s rose garden a garden of modern roses. Still, nearly 20 percent of the roses grown today at Bagatelle were introduced before 1907, according to Bernard Mando, former head gardener at Bagatelle.
Rose Preservation: An extensive collection of early Pernetiana Hybrid Teas and other early 20th century Bagatelle Medal winners; Jean C. N. Forestier, Souvenir d’Adolphe Turc, Lyon Rose, Dance of Joy, Souvenir de Georges Pernet.
Jardin de Bagatelle
Bois de Boulogne
Route de Sèvres
75016 Paris, France
9am to 6pm daily
April through August
Alain Woisson, Head Gardener
Concours de roses
|Roseraie de la Cour de CommerNormandy, France
Sited on the grounds of an 18th century house, La Cour de Commer houses the French National Collection of Gallica roses, a core planting of the known Gallica roses still in existence, about 250 cultivars. The garden includes a collection of some 1,400 roses grouped in three distinct sections, the “English” park where about 200 varieties of Mosses and Centifolias grow; the “French” planting of Gallicas, and a third planting of some 400 cultivars comprising a diverse collection of old roses, including Chinas, Albas, Rugosas and Hybrid Musks. Reclaimed from an old kitchen garden in 1992, this exceptional rose garden is the creation of Professor François Joyaux. La Cour de Commer is more than a garden; it has become a meeting place where French gardeners share their passion for old roses. The Rosa Gallica Association, which is based here, publishes an enlightening journal in French with an English counterpart. Both are published several times a year and include the latest research from Europe.
Rose Preservation: More than 40 unique Gallica and Moss roses that exist nowhere else
+33 2 43 04 13 62
Prof. François Joyaux
|Roseraie du Val de Marne l’Haÿ-les-roses
Val de Marne, France
This rose garden, created in 1899 by Jules Gravereaux at l’Haÿ just south of Paris, France, tells the history of the rose, with 15,000 bushes representing 3,000 varieties on 3.7 acres. Eighty percent of the varieties housed here were introduced prior to 1950. Designed by the landscape architect Édouard André, the .rst rose garden was extended with the Horticultural and Botanic Collections in 1904. In 1909, Gravereaux recreated the collection of Joséphine at Malmaison and maintained this duplicate at l’Haÿ. In 1910, His son Henri redesigned the Roseraie to create connections between the different parts of the garden and built the famous dome of lattice surrounded by 50 wichurana roses ‘Alexandre Girault.’ The garden had more than 8,000 varieties in 1926.
Rose Preservation: Cléosthène (HP), Rosa pulverulenta criocarpa, Kardinal Piffl (HT)
Rue Albert Watel 94 L’Haÿ-les-roses 94240
(33) 1 47 40 04 04
+33 1 45 46 37 31
Typical Volunteer Jobs: Maintenance, and propagation, conducting tours.
|Rosarium of the Arborétum Borová horaZvolen, Slovakia
Situated 1.8 miles north of Zvolen, the Arborétum Borová hora is a research and development workplace of the Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia. The 124-acre arboretum, which was founded in 1965, has three primary collections: tree species, roses, and cacti, with approximately 3.5 acres devoted to roses. The arboretum’s primary purpose is to serve as a collection of indigenous tree species. Borová hora means pine wood.
The rose collection contains a wide range of the most important varieties in Slovakia. In 19811982 the collection was reorganized and moved to the Rosarium. Collecting and cataloguing rose varieties bred in the territory of the former Czechoslovakia is the focus of the project. Many of the older varieties, mainly the garden roses of Rudolf Geschwind, are notably hardy. The Rosarium currently contains more than 600 varieties of roses.
Rose Preservation: Rudolph Geschwind’s roses and other roses bred in Czechoslovakia
Rare Roses Preserved: Anny (HT, Dot), Antonin Dvorak (HT, Bohm), Crème (HM, Geschwind)
Apr Oct, 7am to 3:30pm
Zvolen 960 53
+421-455320 814, 16
|Rose Garden of the Montreal Botanical GardenQuebec, Canada
Set in the Jardin botanique de Montréal, one of the largest botanical gardens in the world, the rose garden is about 6 acres. The garden has more than 10,000 plants with over 1,000 rose varieties in one hundred beds. Among these varieties are nearly 160 species roses, 180 old roses, 500 modern hybrid shrub roses, and almost 220 cold-tender roses, including Teas. Several of the beds must be covered with huge thermal blankets for protection from the harsh winter conditions. Agriculture Canada’s cold-hardy, disease-resistant roses, including their Explorer and Parkland series are well represented.
The rose garden was designed in 1976, and in 2003 became one of the first rose gardens outside Europe to receive the WFRS Award of Garden Excellence in 2003, a tribute to the exceptional work on the garden by the team directed by horticulturist Claire Laberge since 1989.
Rose Preservation: A wide range of roses, both old and modern, that are well adapted to the cold winters of Canada
Summer daily from 9am6pm
until September 1
Jardin botanique de Montréal
4101 Sherbrooke Street East
|The Rose Maze at The Kodja Place Visitor and Interpretive CentreWestern Australia
This garden of 1,700 roses is in the form of an octagonal maze formed of Shrub Roses and Climbers, surrounded by rose hedges. All 106 varieties in the garden were bred in Australia. The Kodja Place was started in 2001, and tells the story of the country of Australia. The rose maze incorporates the story of three .ctional women in the Kojonup district throughout the 20th century. Much of the building of structures and planting of the garden was done by volunteers.
Rose Maze at Kodja
143 Albany Highway
Western Australia 6395
Russell Glenys email@example.com kodjaplace.net.au
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Pruning, weeding, general maintenance
|Roseto Botanico di Cavriglia “Carla Fineschi”Tuscany, Italy
The Roseto is located near the town of Cavriglia, Province of Arezzo, in Tuscany. It contains more than 6,300 varieties.
Established by Professor Gianfranco Fineschi over 40 years ago, the Roseto was based upon a small collection left to him by his father and grandfather, and he has expanded it continuously. The garden is organized taxonomically and includes representatives of each of the subgenera, sections, and classes of the genus Rosa.
Rose Preservation: European Species, HMult & HWich Ramblers, Pernetianas Mansuino Hybrids, early Moore Minis, Dot HTs, Moreira de Silva HTs
May 10June 10 and by appointment
52022 Cavriglia AR Italy
+39 055 966638 firstname.lastname@example.org www.roseto.neschi.org
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Pruning and spring cleanup.
|Sacramento Historic Rose GardenCalifornia, USA
This collection of about 400 found roses is planted in the older part of a Victorian Garden cemetery. The roses have been collected from the sites where they were originally planted 100 or more years ago in mostly California cemeteries and home sites. The first planting was in 1993, and consisted primarily of Fred Boutin’s collection of found roses. Since that time, more roses, primarily found roses, have been donated by many people, and many of them have been identified as 19th-century cultivars. The Historic Rose Garden committee is a subcommittee of the Old City Cemetery Committee, a non-profit organization that protects and maintains the cemetery.
Rose Preservation: Own-root clones of the original roses. Specific rare roses include: “Secret Garden Musk Climber,” R. moschata (G.S. Thomas clone), White Pearl in Red Dragon’s Mouth, Forest Ranch Pompom, Vina Banksia, Mlle. Blanche Lafitte, Pretty Polly, three slightly different Banshees, and unidentified Noisettes, Teas, Chinas, and HPs
Open 365 days a year
Apr 1 - Oct 1, 7-7 pm
and 7-5 pm the rest of the year
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
Sacramento, CA 95818 USA 916-448-0811
Barbara Oliva email@example.com
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Pruning, weeding, deadheading, planting, rose ID, maintaining records, conducting tours, teaching classes
|Sakura Kusabue-no-Oka Rose GardenOsaka, Japan
This rose garden will open on April 29, 2006. The NPO Rose Culture Institute, directed by Mr. Katsuhiko Maebara, planned this garden in cooperation with Sakura City and began planting it in 2004.
Mr. Maebara is an ardent rose enthusiast and a disciple of the late Mr. Seizo Suzuki, a noted breeder. A large part of the rose collection in this garden has been inherited from Mr. Suzuki. It features a good collection of species and heritage roses from Japan and China, rare old garden roses donated by many rosarians and gardens from all around the world, as well as varieties raised by Mr. Suzuki, all displayed in sections with different themes. This is a garden skillfully designed for providing information on the long history of roses east and west in a unique oriental atmosphere. The garden is located in woods owned by Sakura City in the vicinity of Tokyo, run by the Rose Culture Institute and Sakura’s Department of Agricultural Administration, and is cared for by members of the Institute and a large number of volunteers.
Rose Preservation: Wild and old garden roses of Japan and China; varieties bred by Mr. Seizo Suzuki
TueSun 9am to 5pm
Chiba 285 0003 Japan
+81 (0)43 486 9356
Rose Culture Institute (“Bara
Mr. Katsuhiko Maebara
Typical work schedule:
DecMar: Apply fertilizers,
prune, and clean up the garden
AprJune, SepNov: Guide
All year: General maintenance
|San Jose Heritage Rose GardenCalifornia, USA
The world-famous Heritage Rose Garden is a 4.5-acre home to about 4,500 roses. It has the largest number of varieties in the Western Hemisphere (3,500), and is completely maintained by volunteers. It is arranged in the form of a bowl, with six sections that contain related classes of roses. It is open to all visitors during daylight hours, and admission is free. In 1995, more than 550 volunteers planted the original 4,200 roses (2,500 varieties). Hundreds of varieties have been added since, and 240 climbers have been added to the 1/2-mile-long Santa Clara University fence. One of the Heritage Rose Gardens’ goals has been to share rare roses with other gardens, nurseries, and collectors, to enhance the probability of their survival.
Rose Preservation: Unidentified roses found throughout California in cemeteries, old homesteads, and along country byways; roses no longer in commerce.
Spring and Taylor Streets
San Jose, CA USA
Wed. and Sat. June-Sept. 811am Oct.-May 9am12pm
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Gardening, irrigation maintenance, database maintenance, collection curating
|The University of California Botanical GardenCalifornia, USA
Established in 1890, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden has a notably diverse collection over 12,000 plants, including many that are rare or endangered. The rose garden is situated high on the east slope of the Botanical Garden with dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Its rose cultivars from the 19th and 20th centuries and modern roses are underplanted with many complementary annuals and perennials. This splendid display peaks in May.
Rose Preservation: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana, R. pisocarpa, R. pinetorum, R. spithamea var. sonomensis, R. chinensis var. spontanea, R. beggeriana
Tours Th., Sat. and Sun. at 1:30pm
Group tours by appointment
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley CA 94720-5045 USA
Typical Volunteer Jobs:
Many gardening and educational opportunities
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