Mom's Rose Garden

Go through the pergola gate from the White Rose Garden, down two steps, and walk beside the dry stack wall. To your left is MOM’S ROSE GARDEN.

In the 1880’s in England, artist and designer Gertrude Jekyll popularized this style of garden design. This garden appears less formal than the others so far. One might expect to find such a garden beside a cottage rather than a great manor house. Ms. Jekyll’s designs combined shrubs, perennials, annuals and roses.

While this part of the gardens may look haphazard, it is actually comprised of repeated patterns of color, structure, and texture. She described this garden design as “ordered chaos”.

Herbs including English lavender (Lavandula anguvstifolia), green fennel (Foeniculum), creeping thyme (T. serpyllum) and cotton lavender (Santolina incana), are used for texture and fragrant foliage. You will find them planted within easy reach so you can touch them as you walk on by.

Mom’s Rose Garden is planted with pink shrub roses, pink and white peonies, many perennials and interplanted with annuals for constant color from Spring to Fall. False indigo (Baptisia australis) adds both purple-blue color and height to the garden. In addition, four cherub musician statues representing fictional angels of love which symbolize the love a mother has for her children, and the love that we have for our mothers make a home of this garden. Here, in the beauty of this garden, they come together to honor our Moms.