The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is one of our most romantic gardens. Completed in 1933 and built with 4,000 tons of Palo Pinto sandstone, this premier garden should always be on your do not miss list.
Due to the deadly rose rosette disease virus, all roses have been removed throughout the Botanic Garden, including the rose garden. Because there is no cure for this disease, the only solution is to remove the entire rose bush – roots and all – from the soil. We are taking advantage of the time to do some much needed work on the Rose Garden. A new irrigation system is being added as are new shrubs and rock work. This project is projected to be finished in early fall, the roses will be replanted soon after.
To help fund this renovation please click the donate button below. Thank you.
The Rose Garden consists of:
The Shelter House- The Shelter House is located at the top of the Rose Garden and gives a beautiful overview of the Rose Ramp and Lower Rose Garden.
The Rose Ramp- The Rose Ramp is locate in between the Shelter House and Lower Rose Garden. The Rose Ramp features paths that wind through flower beds with a beautiful cascade of water down the center.
The Lower Rose Garden-The Lower Rose Garden is located at the bottom of the Rose Ramp. For information on holding your ceremony in the Lower Rose Garden click HERE.
The Republic of Texas Miniature Rose Garden- Located between the the Oval and Lower Rose Garden, the Miniature Rose Garden offers winding paths through beautiful flower beds and trellises.
The Oval Rose Garden-The Oval Rose Garden is connected to the main Rose Garden by a colonnade of nine stone and wood trellises. Four portals provide entrances to the Oval Rose Garden and at its center is a small stone gazebo. For information on holding your ceremony in the Oval Rose Garden click HERE.
The Reflection Pool- The Reflection Pond is one of our most notable ponds with a beautiful fountain in the middle. Turtles often can be seen sunning on the sides while goldfish swim lazily through the water.
Admission to the Rose Garden is Free