Meet us in the Rose Garden, where tradition and history mingle with a formal yet modern approach to garden design. Striking colors, heady fragrances, and soft textures bud, bloom, and sway harmoniously from spring through fall, providing countless ways to celebrate the rose— and her many beautiful friends.
About This Garden
Colorful and soft, with elements of structure provided by the central ellipse surrounded by low-growing yews, our Rose Garden inspires curiosity and contemplation.
From fragrant hybrid teas to prolific floribundas, each week there’s a new reason to look more closely at the (very intentionally) planned beds. As the seasons evolve, a mix of perennials, grasses, small trees, shrubs, and evergreens provide a continuous color story together with the garden’s namesake. Look for founder Pierre S. du Pont’s (1870–1954) beloved Rosa ‘Direktor Benschop’ City of York climbing rose and the vibrant R. 'Harpageant' Easy Does It™ alongside lupines, astilbe, and fennel.