Roses in Your Garden

Revered for its beauty, the rose has long been a popular flower among everyone from royals to home gardeners.  They can be difficult to maintain, but the payoff of charming flowers is well worth the effort. Whether you’re trying to maintain the splendor of your existing roses or add more beauty to your garden, spring…

Rose Rosette: The “Witches’ Broom of Rose”

Roses have been among the most beautiful highlights of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s living collections for more than a century, but the rose plants currently on display in the Gladney Rose Garden and Lehmann Rose Garden are relatively new to Garden grounds. Between 2012 and 2013, every rose rose plant in the Garden had to…

Celebrating 100 Years of the Gladney Rose Garden

Roses have always been an integral facet of the collections presented at the Missouri Botanical Garden, beginning with Garden founder, Henry Shaw. Shaw authored a book titled The Rose in 1882 about the red rose, a recognized emblem of England, his home country. “Human art can neither color nor describe so fair a flower,” Shaw…