Bicentennial Rose Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden
Dedicated 1976, The Bicentennial Rose Garden has nearly several hundred varieties between its 3,000 roses. This enormous rose garden is one of the 130 All-American Rose Gardens within the U.S.. It’s blooms are fantastic and seemingly go on forever.
The garden is meant to be wandered, stumbled upon and studies. Each of the roses are clearly identified and set into groupings.
The blooms are picture perfect.
According to Norfolk, “Norfolk Botanical Garden is also an All-American Rose Selections Test Garden. Only 23 gardens in the country test roses for AARS. Garden staff evaluate 15-25 new varieties of roses each year. The test beds are located near the greenhouse.”
One of the truly scenic aspects of the Rose Garden is that it is flanked by Norfolk Botanical Garden’s waterway which extends through many of it’s 30 garden areas. During warmer months boat rides take visitors through the garden and out to the lake.
There are are more than enough roses here to photograph and one could easily spend hours just going from bloom to bloom.
The Rose Garden Arbor was given to Norfolk in Memory of Marcia M. Weinberg by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander von Auersperg. It’s contributions like these that make the garden even lovelier.
There is still time to see this fantastic place! The roses generally are still in bloom well into October if not later. For more information visit http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org
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