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.
Take a virtual tour of the Raleigh Rose Garden.
Learn more: A History of The Raleigh Rose Garden
Reference documents (PDF format):
- Raleigh Rose Garden Rose List and Map of Beds (Updated 2018)
- Raleigh Rose Garden Perennials List (2016)
- Raleigh Rose Garden Tree List and Map (Updated Summer 2018)
The Raleigh Rose Garden is open to the public during all hours, 365 days a year.
The garden can also be reserved for special occasions and is ideal for small, simple events. The fountain, the arbor, and the stone shelter offer lovely settings for wedding ceremonies and other gatherings. To learn more about event rentals, click here!
Regarding photography: Professional photographers are welcome to have sessions at the park, however, all commercial film or photography taking place in a City of Raleigh Park requires a permit. You can apply for an annual film permit directly through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. This is a one year permit and covers all City of Raleigh Parks.
The Raleigh Rose Garden enjoys excellent stewardship and care from the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. In addition, a legion of dedicated volunteers known as the Dead-Headers support the upkeep of the beds. Please stop to smell the roses and say a word of thanks when you see these people in the garden.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact:
Mary Owens, CAVNC, CPRP
Resource Development Manager
City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
PO Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27601