The Wyck Rose Garden dates to 1824 and is widely recognized as the oldest rose garden in original plan in America, with 70 cultivars of old roses currently. Included in the garden are the original rose plants from the 19th century design, as well as plants from the earlier, 18th century kitchen garden. Several old roses in cultivation today had been thought lost until they were discovered growing at Wyck, and all specimens of these varieties in commercial trade descend from Wyck plants. Beginning with Rosa spinosissima in early May and ending with Rosa moschata in late October, Wyck’s heritage roses are remarkable for their beauty as well as for their fragrance, which fills the garden. Wyck is a rare wonder for garden lovers and an important repository of plants that have disappeared from other historic gardens. Visit the Wyck Rose Garden at the Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm during Rose Week or Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 1st- December 15th and Fridays during Market Season (June- November).
There is no better subject then a rose who only blesses the world with its beauty once a year.