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Daytrip – Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at Bronx Botanic Garden

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Visit the Garden

Jenna Kernan exploring the @NYBG rose garden

Jenna Kernan exploring the @NYBG rose garden

Last month I said that water brings me calm and so is a favorite destinations when I need to relax.  A very close second is a visit to the garden. Any garden, but especially the New York Botanic Garden (@NYBG) in June because…ROSES!

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A spectacular rose-covered arches lead into the garden

I’ve never met a garden I didn’t like.  The NYBG or New York Botanic Garden is a gem.  I missed the May visit which is spectacular for azaleas.  But I did arrive in perfect time to visit the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.

The scent of roses fills the air.

The scent of roses fills the air.

Completed in 1988 by David Rockefeller and named for his wife, “The Rose Garden has received many international awards, and is considered to be among the world’s best rose gardens.” according to the NYBG site.

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June Means Roses

Roses require lots of TLC – the Bronx Botanic Garden has a really great blog with lots of great information for gardener to help roses thrive.

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The central arbor is draped in climbing roses

Rose Watch!

The NYBG website has a rose color meter called ROSE WATCH!  How happy was I to visit on a week that had 80 percent peak color.  They weren’t lying.  Magnificent in color and scent.

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Yes – this is a purple rose.