Rose garden

As empress Joséphine de Beauharnais bought MalmaisonFrance ,she set up the first documented rose garden (rosarium) in years between 1799-1814.Her wish was to collect all known roses of the time,at the time of her death there were 250 different roses, unfortunately not catalogued properly.Roses were collected from all over the world, at the time of blockade due to war between England and France the ships with roses for her rosarium were allowed to pass.Illustrator P.J.Redouté was named official artist of Josephine and his botanical illustrations of Malmaisons roses are still admired.

Today ose gardens are public gardens in many cities ,are sections of botanical gardens or represent love for roses of many private collectors.Roses may be arranged according to botanical clues,they may be sorted by their colors or geographical origin.New cultivars of roses appear each year and many rose lovers do name rose the most beautiful flower ever.

Some of the most known rose gardens (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosarium ):

  1. Ruston’s Roses in Renmark, South Australia
  2. Coloma Castle, six miles (10 km) south of Brussels
  3. Royal Botanical GardensOntario
  4. Gerlev Rosenpark near Frederikssund
  5. Roseraie du Val-de-MarneL’Haÿ-les-Roses
  6. Parc de Bagatelle, in Paris
  7. Parc de la Tête d’Or in Lyon
  8. Europa-Rosarium in SangerhausenGermany
  9. Rosarium Uetersen in UetersenGermany
  10. Westfalenpark in Dortmund
  11. Fineschi Garden, in the Cavriglia municipality of Tuscany
  12. Westbroekpark is a public park in in The Hague
  13. Parc de la Grange in Geneva
  14. Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire
  15. Royal National Rose Society Gardens
  16. Queen Mary Gardens in Regent’s Park
  17. The Gardens of the American Rose Center in ShreveportLouisiana
  18. The Huntington Library in San Marino, California
  19. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  20. Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden in New York Botanical GardenBronxNew York

Some Roses, de Pierre-Joseph Redouté: (from:http://www.wittert.ulg.ac.be/fr/flori/opera/redoute/redoute_roses.html ):

Rosa Muscosa – Rosier Mousseux


Rosier de Candolle Variété



Rosa Centifolia Bullata – Rosier à feuilles de Laitue



26 thoughts on “Rose garden

  1. All Rose gardens are wonderful! This world needs more of them! – and more blogs about plants too!
    I always admired Redoute’s work, too bad that today many artists don’t afford to do such detailed
    drawings/paintings.

  2. Of course the drawings don’t show the Japanese beetles eating my roses! (they are beautiful, too, in their own, but evil). Thanks for checking out my blog, looking forward to seeing more of yours.

  3. I especially love Redoute prints!

    Botanical prints are always used for plant guide books because they can be drawn in such a way as to perfectly depict all details of a plant, leaves, petals, etc. for identifying – that’s why they’re always so perfect!

  4. Thanks for the list of rose gardens. We visited the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne when we visited Paris. What a beautiful garden! We’re planning a trip to Ireland and are looking around for rose gardens there. Someone told me there’s a Rose Kennedy Garden.
    Closer to where we live in Rhode Island is the oldest rose garden in the United States — the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in Hartford, CT. Absolutely lovely.

  5. The last time I was in Germany, I visited the Rosengarten (Rose Garden) in Baden-Baden. I have been looking at the pics of those beautiful roses lately and will find some time to create a post. There were colors I had never seen in a rose before (purple?).

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