Listed as a Unique Venue with the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, the Raleigh Rose Garden is open to the public 7 days a week. The Raleigh Rose Garden was dedicated in 1951, the finishing touch to the WPA landmark Raleigh Little Theatre campus. Since then, the Raleigh Rose Garden has offered a year-round display of roses, trees, and perennials.

One of three accredited rose gardens in North Carolina, the grounds include sixty rose beds with varieties of hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures, and antique roses, surrounded by an arboretum of evergreen and deciduous trees.


The Raleigh Rose Garden can be reserved for special occasions and is ideal for small, simple events. Decorations are unnecessary given a parade of roses from May until fall’s first frost in October or November. The fountain, the arbor, and the stone shelter offer lovely settings for wedding ceremonies and other gatherings.

While the Rose Garden can be reserved for weddings and other special occasions, people visit daily to appreciate the roses and spend enjoyable time with family and friends.


We are currently taking reservations for events through to June 30, 2018. Interested in reserving the Rose Garden? Download the Rose Garden reservations document

For further information, contact the Special Event Coordinator on Mondays between 9am and noon at Raleigh Little Theatre, 919-821-4579 ext.320 or