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Thousands of New Roses Bloom at the New York Botanical Garden

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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This month, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx pays tribute to America's national flower with its show "Resplendent Roses."

The garden has an additional 91 different varieties of roses blooming in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden this year, bringing its velvety bud count to an astounding 4,000 roses.

The rose garden was designed in 1916 by the celebrated landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand. In 1988, David Rockefeller, grandson of the oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, helped realize Farrand's full vision in honor of his wife, Peggy Rockefeller, and the garden was renamed.

In addition to strolls in the rose garden, The New York Botanical Garden is offering several rose-themed classes this month so that visitors can fully appreciate the flower's delicate beauty.

A grounds ticket gets you into the rose garden, which costs $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students.

Click below to see a slideshow of the roses that will be blooming in the Bronx through October.

The Peggy  Rockafeller Rose Garden from above.
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The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden from above.
The Dortmund red climber roses set the backdrop for the pink Earthkind roses surrounding the EarthKind roses sign.
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The Dortmund red climber roses set the backdrop for the pink Earthkind roses surrounding the EarthKind roses sign.

The orange blooms in the foreground are Brother's Grimm Fairy Tales and the roses to the right are part of the Griffith Buck collection.

Burnt orange Cinco de Mayo roses in the foreground in front of yellow Caramella Fairy Tales and Awakening climbers on the gazebo.
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Burnt orange Cinco de Mayo roses in the foreground in front of yellow Caramella Fairy Tales and Awakening climbers on the gazebo.
Roses pictured include pink August Renoir blooms, yellow Michelangelos, pink Double Knock Outs tree roses and Climbing Pinkies on the fences.
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Roses pictured include pink August Renoir blooms, yellow Michelangelos, pink Double Knock Outs tree roses and Climbing Pinkies on the fences.
Red Corsair climbers and shrubs.
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Red Corsair climbers and shrubs.
Roses pictured include (from front to back): yellow Karl Plobergers, red and white Cherry Parfaits, red Traviatas, lavender Memorial Days, and Climbing Pinkies and dark pink Lagunas on the fence.
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Roses pictured include (from front to back): yellow Karl Plobergers, red and white Cherry Parfaits, red Traviatas, lavender Memorial Days, and Climbing Pinkies and dark pink Lagunas on the fence.
The landscape design of the Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden.
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The landscape design of the Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden.


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Comments [1]

Patrizia from montclair, nj

Are the roses early this year and blooming at the gardens? Ours are beginning in Montclair.

May. 14 2012 11:52 AM

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