Rose Garden

The Robert L. Staton Rose Garden is open daily to the public free of charge The garden is located near downtown Atlanta at 767 Clifton Road. It is one of only three gardens in the United States that have both AARS and ARS test roses.

The garden is named in honor of the man who first established a rose garden at Fernbank in 1983. Bob Staton's love of roses, his desire to educate the public and the absence of a test site in Atlanta were key forces that led to the garden you see today.

The garden consists of approximately 1,300 roses from three sources: All American Rose Selections (AARS) test plants, American Rose Society Award of Excellence (ARS) miniature test plants, and donated named roses.

Please visit the garden when in the area and return from time to time to view the varieties of roses being tested by ARS and AARS, as well as the seasonal changes displayed by the established roses.

The Mary Adrienne rose, named for Mary Hiers, former Fernbank Director, is available for sale through Fernbank Science Center by calling 678-874-7102 and asking for Connie Kneisel. Proceeds from the sale of Mary Adrienne help support the rose garden.





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