Our 3-acre organic rose collection contains more than 3,000 individual plants and over 1,400 cultivated varieties. Beyond being a beautiful destination to meander, the garden represents an extensive collection enjoyed by thousands each year. The spring bloom begins in late March and extends beyond Thanksgiving, and curator Tom Carruth has identified several of the most beautiful rose varieties visitors must see on their journey through the Huntington Rose Collection.
All purple tour points were hybridized by our curator, Tom Carruth. Feel free to meander among the blooms and enjoy the beds, also labeled on the map.
The Rose Garden was originally created in 1908 for the private enjoyment of founders Henry and Arabella Huntington. The garden was originally designed primarily for display, providing copious quantities of cut blooms for the large, floral arrangements favored in the Huntington home.