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

Mornington Botanical Rose Garden
Australia
(2015)

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)

Beijing Botanical Garden Rose Garden

Beijing Botanical Garden Rose Garden
China
(2015)

Shenzhen Renmin Park

Shenzhen Renmin Park
China
(2009)

Zijing Park

Zijing Park
China
(2012)

Rose Garden of the Lidice Memorial

Rose Garden of the Lidice Memorial
Czech Republic
(2015)

Geografisk Have

Geografisk Have
Denmark
(2015)

Coughton Court

Coughton Court
England
(2006)

David Austin Rose Garden

David Austin Rose Garden
England
(2015)

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)

Roseninsel Park

Roseninsel Park
Germany
(2015)

Rosenneuheitengarten Beutig

Rosenneuheiten-
garten Beutig
Germany
(2003)

Rosarium Sangerhausen

Rosarium Sangerhausen
Germany
(2003)

Centenary Rose Garden

Centenary Rose Garden
India
(2006)

Green Valley Rose Garden

Green Valley Rose Garden
India
(2015)

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)

Roseto di San Giovanni

Roseto di San Giovanni
Italy
(2015)

Akao Herb & Rose Garden

Akao Herb & Rose Garden
Japan
(2015)

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)

Keisei Rose Garden

Keisei Rose Garden
Japan
(2015)

City of Sakura Rose Garden

City of Sakura Rose Garden
Japan
(2015)

Utsubo Koen: Bara

Utsubo Koen: Bara
Japan
(2006)

Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco

Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco
Monaco
(2015)

Westbroekpark

Westbroekpark
Netherlands
(2006)

Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens

Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens
New Zealand
(2003)

Lady Norwood  Rose Garden

Lady Norwood Rose Garden
New Zealand
(2015)

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)

Bosky Dell

Bosky Dell
South Africa
(2015)

Fresh Woods

Fresh Woods
South Africa
(2003)

Ramon Ortis Rosaleda

Ramon Ortis Rosaleda
Spain
(2006)

Roserar Amargos - Jardin del Teatre Grec

Roserar Amargos - Jardin del Teatre Grec
Spain
(2015)

Roserar de Cervantes

Roserar de Cervantes
Spain
(2009)

Roseraie at Au Diable Vert

Roseraie at Au Diable Vert
Switzerland
(2015)

Roseraie du Parc de la Grange

Roseraie du Parc de la Grange
Switzerland
(2006)

Biltmore Rose Garden

Biltmore Rose Garden
USA
(2015)

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 Rockefeller Rose Garden

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
USA
(2012)

Rudolf W. Van der Goot Rose Garden

Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden
USA
(2015)

Sacramento Historic Rose Garden

Sacramento Historic Rose Garden
USA
(2015)

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
USA
(2012)

Washington Park

Washington Park
USA
(2006)

Woodland Library Rose Club Public Garden

Woodland Library Rose Club Public Garden
USA
(2015)