Designed in 1916 in a circular pattern with a central rose covered gazebo and paths radiating out like spokes in a wheel, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden is a place of beauty.

The garden has currently over 4,000 rose plants and 680 varieties including many heirloom varieties and modern roses selected especially for their disease resistance.  In 1988 the garden was completed according to the original plan thanks to a generous donation by David Rockefeller and it was named in honour of his wife, Peggy, who was an ardent garden and lover of roses, especially red roses.

The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden open from May through to October is one of the stops on the tram ride around the beautiful and extensive 250 acre New York Botanical Garden open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm and certainly worth a visit.