The Gardens of the American Rose Center...
The Gardens of the American Rose Center is located in the ARS Gulf District, at 8877 Jefferson Paige Highway, Shreveport, Louisiana. As the Gardens are within the Gulf District, we have spoken of our district relationship as being “stewards of the gardens”, and “hosts” when it comes to events. We are proud to be supporters of the Gardens, and participants in the Great Garden Restoration Project of 2017-2022. The article below was written by Gulf District member and former ARS President Marilyn Wellan.
The ARC was recently featured in Louisiana Life Magazine. Check it out:
Brief history of the Gulf District Garden of David Austin Roses at the ARC:
The Gulf District was host to two very successful (and profitable) ARS national conventions chaired by Marilyn Wellan, at Shreveport in 1997 and New Orleans in 2003. With these successes (and proceeds), the District voted to install a rose garden at the Gardens of the American Rose Center in our name. Because the David Austin shrub roses were emerging as a very popular group, the district elected to feature David Austin varieties in our garden. We have been very fortunate that Austin’s Michael Marriott has been interested and involved with the garden from the beginning, providing assistance with design, and all the roses to fill out the beds with 162 bushes in 2003. In 2016-2017, the garden was enlarged, beds restored, and replanted with 184 bushes of 39 varieties; again, all roses in this display garden were provided by David Austin Roses, LTD.
The garden is located in a very prominent place at the ARC, right off the rear terrace of the Klima Education & Visitor Center. It is a favorite site for brides and wedding parties, and has been a labor of love for members of the Gulf District, who have turned out in large numbers on garden workdays and “pruning parties” to help keep the garden ready for visitors.
After the timber harvest....
Newly planted Gulf District Garden before the timber harvest...
The Gulf District is proud to sponsor the David Austin Garden at the American Rose Center. This area has recently been re-planted with 184 roses earlier in 2017 and has become a magnificent garden.
Check out this great map of the recently planted Gulf District garden at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. David Austin Rose Garden.
Click a map area to find out more information:
David Austin Roses
photos by Marilyn Wellan
A Shropshire Lad, bush
A Shropshire Lad
Crown Princess Margareta
Lady of Shalott
Lady of Shalott
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Sortable Table with Garden Rose Information:
Shrub Size Key: Small 2'-4', Medium 4'-5', Large 5'-7'
|VARIETY NAME||Color||Date||Shrub Size||Bed#1
|Benjamin Britten||Orange Red||2002||Small||5|
|Boscobel||Orange Pink||2012||Small||5||Highly recommended|
|Carding Mill||Apricot Blend||2004||Small||8||7|
|Charles Darwin||Med Yellow||2002||Small||5|
|Charlotte||Light Yellow||1994||Small||9||Highly recommended|
|Claire Austin||White||2008||Medium||6||Fragrant rose collection|
|Constance Spry||Light Pink||1961||Large||8|
|Crocus Rose||White||2001||Small||8||Award of garden merit winner|
|Darcy Bussell||Red Blend||2006||Small||6||Highly recommended|
|Gertrude Jekyll||Med Pink||1986||Medium||8||Fragrant rose collection|
|Golden Celebration||Deep Yellow||1993||Medium||5||3||Award of garden merit winner|
|Grace||Apricot Blend||2002||Small||1||Award of garden merit winner|
|Graham Thomas||Deep Yellow||1983||Medium||4||8|
|Harlow Carr||Med Pink||2004||Small||1|
|Huntington Rose||Deep Pink||2006||Small||6||3|
|Jubilee Celebration||Pink Blend||2004||Small||3||Fragrant rose collection|
|Lady of Shalott||Orange Blend||2010||Small||5||Highly recommended|
|L. D. Braithwaite||Dark Red||1993||Medium||3|
|Lichfield Angel||White Blend||2006||Small||6||Award of garden merit|
|Maid Marion||Med Pink||2011||Small||2|
|Mary Rose||Med Pink||1983||Small||7||8|
|Molineux||Deep Yellow||1994||Small||9||Award of garden merit|
|Munstead Wood||Deep Red||2008||Small||1||Fragrant rose collection|
|Pat Austin||Orange Blend||1997||Medium||9||8|
|Queen of Sweden||Light Pink||2004||Small||8||Highly recommended|
|Scepter'd Isle||Light Pink||1997||Small||3||Fragrant rose collection|
|Sophy's Rose||Red Blend||1999||Small||6||3|
|Tess of the d'Urbervilles||Dark Red||1999||Small||2||col 6|
|The Alnwick Rose||Pink Blend||2002||Small||8||3|
|The Ancient Mariner||Pink||2016||Medium||7|
|The Dark Lady||Dark Red||1994||Small||6||3|
|The Endeavor||Orange Pink||2006||Small||8|
|The Lady Gardener||Apricot Blend||2014||Small||4||3|
|The Poet's Wife||Deep Yellow||2015||Small||8|
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