One of the most beautiful and relaxing attractions in Eastern North Carolina, the Wilson Rose Garden is an accredited All-America Rose Selections, Inc., (AARS) Public Garden. The rose garden is usually in full bloom May 1 through October 30.
The Rose Garden currently contains over 1200 rose plants consisting of 180 different varieties, ranging from old garden to modern hybrids. Types include Old Garden Roses, English Roses (David Austin roses), hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, climbing roses, miniatures and shrub roses. In March 2003, AARS issued the following statement: “All-America Rose Selections is proud to present you with our 2002 Award for Outstanding Maintenance. Our evaluators found the Wilson Rose Garden to be in excellent condition and a real tribute to the Queen of Flowers. AARS is truly grateful for your efforts.”
Celebrate “Sunday in the Rose Garden,” annually in mid-May.
A picnic area adjoins the garden for your pleasure.
Hours: Open daily sunrise to sunset.
No admission charge.
1800 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893