As pretty as a picture and with clever lattice work framing garden vistas – this spot is an artist’s dream.

The Cranford Rose Garden in the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden was originally planted in 1927 and some of the original roses are still growing there.  The garden is rectangular in design with three long beds leading to a pavilion and surrounded by trellises covered in climbers.

In 2005 Rose Rosette disease was found in the garden and plants were removed.  Flowering annuals and perennials were planted in their place to attract beneficial insects to reduce the need for chemicals.  Replanting occurred with the aim of rehabilitating the heritage collection as well as increasing the modern rose collection.

Rose varieties present in this impressive garden include wild species, old garden roses, hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, polyanthas, hybrid perpetuals, climbers, ramblers, and miniatures.

Open Tuesday–Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm. Bring your camera or sketchbook.