Rose Garden

The Rose Garden includes over 100 varieties of roses.

From the moment you pass underneath the white trellis, you’ll be swept away by the colors and sweet scents of the Rose Garden.

The Rose Garden is located on the northwest end of campus, right next to the Governor’s House on Cottage Row.

The serene Rose Garden is perfect for reading, strolling, catching up with friends, or spending quality time with your sweetheart. At the garden’s center is a reflecting pool featuring a bronze sculpture of a heron drying its wings. The tranquil spot commemorates rosarian gardener Clare Lambert.

The Rose Garden was initiated by Thomas Melville, one of Sailors’ Snug Harbor’s most notable Governors, and lived at several locations around campus before its permanent home behind the Governor’s House. Admission to the Rose Garden is free of charge.