Award of Garden Excellence

There are many wonderful rose gardens around the world, but some are truly exceptional from a historical, educational and/or visual point of view. Beginning in 1995, the World Federation of Rose Societies has recognized the best of these outstanding rose gardens with its Award of Excellence. Below are these gardens and the dates they received the Award of Excellence.

(Click on a garden for a larger view and a description.)
Rosedal de Palermo

Rosedal de Palermo
Argentina
(2012)

Morwell Centenary Rose Garden

Morwell Centenary Rose Garden
Australia
(2009)

Victoria State Rose Garden

Victoria State Rose Garden
Australia
(2003)

The Garden of Roses at Hex Castle

The Garden of Roses at Hex Castle
Belgium
(1998)

International Rose Garden Kortrijk

International Rose Garden Kortrijk
Belgium
(2012)

Vrijbroek Park

Vrijbroek Park
Belgium
(2003)

Montreal Botanical Garden

Montreal Botanical Garden
Canada
(2003)

Shenzhen Renmin Park

Shenzhen Renmin Park
China
(2009)

Zijing Park

Zijing Park
China
(2012)

Coughton Court

Coughton Court
England
(2006)

Gardens of the Rose

Gardens of the Rose
England
(2012)

La Roseraie de Bagatelle

La Roseraie de Bagatelle
France
(2007)

Beaujoire Rose Garden

Beaujoire Rose Garden
France
(2009)

Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc de la Tête d'Or
France
(2006)

La Roseraie du Val de Marne

La Roseraie du Val de Marne
France
(1995)

Rosenneuheitengarten Beutig

Rosenneuheiten-
garten Beutig
Germany
(2003)

Rosarium Sangerhausen

Rosarium Sangerhausen
Germany
(2003)

Centenary Rose Garden

Centenary Rose Garden
India
(2006)

Wohl Rose Park of Jerusalem

Wohl Rose Park of Jerusalem
Israel
(2003)

Il Roseto Botanico 'Carla Fineschi'

Il Roseto Botanico 'Carla Fineschi'
Italy
(1996)

Il Roseto 'Niso Fumagalli'

Il Roseto 'Niso Fumagalli'
Italy
(2003)

Bara Koen

Bara Koen
Japan
(2006)

Flower Festival Commemorative Park

Flower Festival Commemorative Park
Japan
(2003)

Jindai Botanical Rose Garden

Jindai Botanical Rose Garden
Japan
(2009)

Utsubo Koen: Bara

Utsubo Koen: Bara
Japan
(2006)

Westbroekpark

Westbroekpark
Netherlands
(2006)

Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens

Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens
New Zealand
(2003)

Roger's Rose Garden

Roger's Rose Garden
New Zealand
(2006)

Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden

Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden
New Zealand
(2012)

Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park

Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park
Northern Ireland
(2000)

Gulab Bagh

Gulab Bagh
Pakistan
(2012)

City of Glasgow International Rose Trial Garden

City of Glasgow Intl Rose Trial Garden
Scotland
(2009)

Ramon Ortis Rosaleda

Ramon Ortis Rosaleda
Spain
(2006)

Roserar de Cervantes

Roserar de Cervantes
Spain
(2009)

Fresh Woods

Fresh Woods
South Africa
(2003)

Roseraie du Parc de la Grange

Roseraie du Parc de la Grange
Switzerland
(2006)

Gardens of the American Rose Society

Gardens of the American Rose Society
USA
(2003)

Inez Parker Memorial Rose Garden

Inez Parker Memorial Rose Garden
USA
(2003)

Pageant of Roses Garden

Pageant of Roses Garden
USA
(2006)

Peggy Rockerfeller Rose Garden

Peggy Rockerfeller Rose Garden
USA
(2012)

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
USA
(2012)

Washington Park

Washington Park
USA
(2006)