Dr. Griffith J. Buck Rose Collection

Garden Features & Mission

This garden features the hardy roses developed by Dr. Griffith Buck. Dr. Buck, a professor at Iowa State University, bred many beautiful, hardy landscape roses between 1962 and 1985. Buck roses are recognized worldwide for their winter hardiness, attractiveness and low maintenance. They can survive Iowa’s winter temperatures while remaining resistant to most common rose diseases such as black spot. Click here for more information about the missing Buck roses and the search to find them.

Garden features: Buck Rose Collection, Rose Garden

Prominent plants: Carefree Beauty, Distant Drums, Quietness