Move over Cherry Blossoms, roses are about to have their day! The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden is about to hit peak bloom on the majority of its 650+ rose varieties in mid-June.
Designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand in 1916, this garden was completed in 1988 with the support of David Rockefeller and named after his wife Peggy, a horticulturalist and conservationist who loved roses. The Rose Garden has received many international awards, and is considered to be among the world’s best rose gardens.
Be sure to keep track of the bloom watch online to determine the best time to go! You can catch a glimpse and a sniff of the rose garden any time the botanic garden is open.