Mable Ringling's Rose Garden, Sarasota

Mable Ringling's Rose Garden, Sarasota

Inside the Bayfront Gardens sits the gorgeously designed Mable Ringling's Rose Garden. Stop for a moment, and smell the roses. If you love the peace of mind flowers give, enjoy the 1200 individual roses thrive.

Completed in 1913, the Rose Garden is one of the most fragrant spots on the Ringling estate, built before the mansion came along. The garden consists of roses introduced between 1867 and 2013 and includes Tree Roses, Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Grandifloras, miniature roses, shrubs, and Old Garden Roses spread out within the 27,225 square feet.

The Mable Ringling Rose Garden is designed in the Italian wagon wheel style. Marble columns throughout the garden support trellises, while small statues peek through the flowers. In the center, several arches are joined by ornate metalwork, with benches beneath.

The original Rose Garden fell into disrepair with the rest of the estate after Mable’s death in 1926. Recently, the garden has been restored to its former glory.

The Rose Garden is free to visit on Mondays. On other days, it is included with the Ringling Museum ticket price.

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Sight Name: Mable Ringling's Rose Garden
Sight Location: Sarasota, USA (See walking tours in Sarasota)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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