Our Rose Garden is currently transitioning to a new planting design.
The new Rose Garden will maintain the original 1930s architecture and layout in a continuation of the legacy of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont. This garden was one of the last gardens added during du Pont's lifetime and we will continue to showcase the beauty of roses, including Mr. du Pont’s beloved climbing rose, ‘Direktor Benschop’ City of York.
In preparation for the installation of the new design, we have removed some plant material and replaced it with colorful annuals to conclude this season. After soil renovations are completed this winter, we will begin planting the new design in spring.
The new Rose Garden will feature a more diverse plant palette, including a variety of roses as well as perennials and other woody plants. The goal of the design is to create an extended season of horticultural beauty and interest for our guests to enjoy.