When visiting the gardens in spring, summer and fall, masses of roses are a stunning element of the design. Roses begin blooming in May and continue until the first heavy frost.
Roses near the Manor House are planted on four levels. Dry stacked Tennessee field stone walls buttress the rose terraces. Fragrant, climbing “New Dawn” blush pink roses are featured on a long serpentine wooden arbor and continually petal the walks. Another level provides metal arches that support climbing White Dawn roses with benches in their shade.
Roses are planted in long curved beds, flanked with lush green lawn, above the water gardens and other areas. Over 1,000 roses range in color from shades of red, pink, yellow and white.