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Roses from the Rose Gardens at St. Louis Botanical Garden

Updated on November 16, 2015

Yellow and Pink Rose

A very lovely yellow to pink colored, variegated rose.
A very lovely yellow to pink colored, variegated rose. | Source

Coral and Pink colored roses

Beautiful yellow, orange, coral roses in bloom.
Beautiful yellow, orange, coral roses in bloom. | Source

A Gallery of Roses and Rose Bushes from the St. Louis Botanical Garden

The St. Louis Botanical Gardens is one of the greatest places to go while in St. Louis, in my opinion. When I am there, I love to try to get to these gardens, or to the Butterfly house. While there are many other things to do there, those are among my favorites.

There are many different gardens at the St. Louis Botanical Garden. You can literally spend a whole day there, if you enjoy gardens. One of them, which I am showcasing here, is the Rose Garden. There is a fountain in the middle, and I have seen many people walking through as well as gardeners gardening there. It is a lovely place, but especially so because of the zone we are in. Growing up in Southern California, it was a much easier climate to grow roses in, in my opinion. Due to this fact, I find the rose garden all the more appealing to me.

The images I share here don't seem to do justice to the amazing roses you can see in the St. Louis Botanical Garden. You can get a basic idea however of some of what can be seen in just this one part of the greater gardens there.

Beautiful Red Rose

There is nothing quite like a simple yet beautiful red rose.
There is nothing quite like a simple yet beautiful red rose. | Source

A Simple Pink Rose, Yellow Bud

It is neat to see the colors that emerge from bud to full bloom in these roses.  I think the yellow to coral here is simply lovely.
It is neat to see the colors that emerge from bud to full bloom in these roses. I think the yellow to coral here is simply lovely. | Source
Roses along a white fence are always so beautiful.  This is part of the Gladney Rose Garden.
Roses along a white fence are always so beautiful. This is part of the Gladney Rose Garden. | Source

Roses, Gardens and Memories

I love roses and rose bushes, and seem to have always loved them. I grew up with roses, and remember them as some of my earliest memories with my father. He was a gardener, and especially seemed to love growing roses. We had many along the back and side fences in our back yard. I have pictures that date back to when I was so young, holding a little bouquet of roses. We would bring them in the house, give them away, or take to my grandparents grave.

So you can see I was brought up all around roses. My mother's parents loved to grow roses as well, and special ordered all kinds of them. They grew so beautifully, that I can remember them still, and their lovely fragrance they put off.

Going to St. Louis Botanical Gardens gives me a whole different feel, but ties it all together for me in a new place. In St. Louis, when the spring comes, the gardens come back to life, and by summer they are in full bloom and so many people enjoy them.

There are two rose gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The are the Gladney Rose Garden, and the Anne and John Lehman Rose Garden. They are both simply beautiful. The Anne and John Lehman Rose Garden is off the beaten path a little bit, but very lovely and worth its own visit. It has fountains nearby as well as its own garden art and structures to view. It has an nice shady spot to rest and look out onto the garden as well.

Bright Purple or Lavender Roses

Depending on the time of year, you can see so many colors, almost the spectrum of the rainbow, here.  These purple almost fuschia colored roses really caught my eye.
Depending on the time of year, you can see so many colors, almost the spectrum of the rainbow, here. These purple almost fuschia colored roses really caught my eye. | Source

Coral, Orange Pink Roses

The colors of these roses, as they reflect the sun are just so gorgeous.
The colors of these roses, as they reflect the sun are just so gorgeous. | Source
Picture of a bright red rose bush, very eye catching.
Picture of a bright red rose bush, very eye catching. | Source

The Gladney, and Anne and John Lehmann Rose Gardens

Of the many gardens to see at the St. Louis Botanical gardens, there are two very lovely rose gardens.

One is the Gladney Rose garden, which has been around since 1917! I couldn't believe it when I learned that, and came to realize what a historic botanical garden this is. Over time, this garden has grown to have a wagon wheel shape. The white fences surrounding it are amazing, and include some of the famous Dale Chihuly glass on the two gates. The glass makes it look like the sun is shining outward from the garden, simply beautiful. The Gladney garden has a lovely fountain in it, and there are some places to sit on benches just outside of the garden where you can rest and look back into the garden. There are over 900 roses displayed in the Gladney gardens, depending on the time of year.

The other rose garden is the Anne and John Lehmann Rose Garden. It was established in 1976, and boasts more than 600 roses with 154 different varieties. It is off the beaten path a little bit, and also has a fountain, and places to sit in the shade. I know many people use these gardens when getting their marriage photos taken, or for a reception, etc. Who could blame them!

The Lehmann Rose Garden has a specific emphasis on the aromatic and water, for a delightful effect. Taking some time to stroll through is simply lovely.

Yellow and Orange Rose

This rose almost seems to have sunshine radiating out of it!  Just beautiful.
This rose almost seems to have sunshine radiating out of it! Just beautiful. | Source
Photo with a fountain in a rose garden, in this case it is the Gladney Rose Garden.
Photo with a fountain in a rose garden, in this case it is the Gladney Rose Garden. | Source

My hope here is to share a bit of the roses with you, so you can get a feel for the rose garden in St. Louis. To make sure you see all the photos, you can view the slideshow option. It will show he photos a little bit larger and you can read the descriptions along the way.

If you plan on taking a trip there and want to see all the different roses you can, make sure to pick up a garden map and as any questions you like. The garden is very big, but there are rest rooms and drinking fountains at many parts along the way, as well as a little tram tour you can take if that is more appealing than walking. Look at their site or contact staff when there for more questions.

If you don't have much time, the Gladney Rose Garden is very close to the entrance when you come out into the gardens initially. So it should be no problem to see them there. I hope you enjoy the roses shown here, and maybe get to see some in person one day there. I would highly recommend it.

Photo of a garden that I would love to spend some more time in!  The Gladney Rose Garden at St. Louis Botanical Gardens.  I love the fountain and the gates surrounding it.
Photo of a garden that I would love to spend some more time in! The Gladney Rose Garden at St. Louis Botanical Gardens. I love the fountain and the gates surrounding it. | Source

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Coral Colored Rose

Coral colored roses.
Coral colored roses. | Source

Map of the St. Louis Botanical Gardens

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St. Louis Botanical Garden MO:
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63110, United States

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Poetry, I am glad you liked the red rose! I think there is something extra special about red roses, and love the richness in color of the one here.

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      poetryman6969 

      3 years ago

      The red rose looks particularly lovely here.

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