Jones Rose Garden
The rose is perhaps the most popular flower in the world, and Reiman Gardens proudly displays roses in the Helen Latch Jones Rose Garden. The entrance to this garden is covered by a beautiful arch called, Pedimont.
To carry on the rich tradition of rose care at Iowa State University, Reiman Gardens’ staff has developed the next level of innovative rose gardening. The Jones Rose Garden incorporates a sustainable focus in its design and maintenance practices. This sustainable design was installed in 2007 using rose cultivars that are disease-resistant and winter-hardy. The rose palette includes a mix of Buck roses, EarthKind roses, Easy Elegance® and Proven Winners® roses. Pairing these roses with native and non-native perennials results in a garden with four season appeal.
This novel design presents a beautiful, varied mix of roses, other shrubs and perennials, and minimizes the need for spraying and continual deadheading and upkeep that a traditional, monoculture rose garden requires. By mixing other plants in the rose garden, rosarians can discover a new way to have a beautiful, diverse display. Those who’ve avoided roses for fear of high maintenance needs will find rose beauty that requires little care. The trellis in the Rose Garden is covered with Kentucky wisteria to provide a shady, comfortable place to relax and enjoy the Gardens.