Antique Rose Garden

Antique Rose Garden

The Antique Rose Garden located on the north side of the Jones Rose Garden trellis contains rare varieties from the original 1910 Iowa State University Horticulture Garden. The Antique Collection features the first rose developed at Iowa State University, the ‘Ames’ rose.

The Antique Collection also includes Dr. Griffith Buck’s ‘Carefree Beauty’, ‘Apple Jack’ and ‘Summer Wind’. A special addition to this collection is a rare rose called Father Hugo’s rose (Rosa hugonis). Most of the varieties in this collection are winter hardy and typically only bloom once per year.