Mable Ringling's Rose Garden, Sarasota
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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