Please Note: The Rose Garden is closed until noon on Thursdays for regular maintainence.
The Morrises created the Rose Garden in 1888. Originally the garden was filled with vegetables, flowers, a few roses, and fruit trees. It was redesigned in 1924 to feature roses. Groundskeepers reported Lydia Morris regularly requested that fresh bouquets of roses were to be placed in the Compton mansion throughout the blooming season. As one of the oldest features of the Morris estate, this spectacular garden has evolved to incorporate modern disease resistant roses and companion plantings to extend the season of bloom.
Enhance your Arboretum experience, either onsite or when planning a visit:
Arboretum Adventure, this family activity explores the grounds and shares plant science lessons along the way.
Collection Connection, search the Arboretum’s collection records to locate or learn about favorite plants.
Tours, choose from among a selection of guided pathways through the grounds.
Wi-Fi, connect with the Arboretum, or share photos on social media at hotspots located throughout the garden.