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Centennial Rose Garden, early 2000s
Rose Garden Construction – 1965
Canadian Shield Rose

Where are the roses?

We can’t wait to present our rejuvenated Rose Garden


Leadership in Sustainable Gardening

When Centennial Rose Garden was planted in 1967, none of us could have predicted the effects of pesticide laws, changing climates, and disease-prone roses. Despite our best efforts, in recent years our rose collection has languished.

Balancing these environmental considerations and your love of roses are at the core of our new Rose Garden project.

The Rejuvenated Rose Garden

Opening 2018 — Construction is underway!

The new Rose Garden plan features a spectacular display of roses and companion plants intended to extend seasonal interest and keep diseases at bay. Our focus is on disease resistant, disease-tolerant and cold-hardy roses, including Canadian introductions. We’re excited to present an innovative, sustainable and inspiring experience, the quintessential rose garden for Canada’s largest botanical garden.

If you’re interested in supporting this project, book your personal, behind-the-scenes tour or donate.

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