The Cranford Rose Garden has been one of BBG’s most popular attractions since it first opened in 1928. In June, when the roses are in full bloom, tens of thousands of blossoms cascade down arches, climb up lattices, clamber over the pavilion, and pose in formal beds. Here, in one of the largest collections in North America, thousands of rosebushes are cultivated, including wild species, old garden roses, hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, polyanthas, hybrid perpetuals, climbers, ramblers, and miniatures. Some of the original roses planted in 1927 are still in the garden today.
The Rose Garden at peak bloom. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.
Rosa 'Graham Thomas' (shrub rose) in the Fragrance Garden. Photo by Alvina Lai.
Rosa banksiae f. lutea (species rose) blooming in the Rose Garden. Photo by Michael Stewart.
Roses of Yesterday statue by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth Photo by Steven Severinghaus.
Rosa ‘Surf Rider’ (shrub rose) blooming in the Rose Garden. Photo by Michael Stewart.
See Cranford Rose Garden at Peak Bloom!