The Wells Fargo Rose Garden, a modern front yard potager, features a collection of shrub roses seasonally interplanted with herbs and edibles. The roses, most developed by the late Iowa State University horticulture professor Dr. Griffith Buck, thrive in the Botanical Garden’s curatorial philosophy of honoring the contributions of Midwestern horticulturists to gardening. A border of arborvitaes and sugar maples adjacent to the geometric rose beds serves as a screen to the building with a detailed spring understory—drifts of W.P. Milner daffodils, snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’) and lilyturf (Liriope spicata), among others.
This garden is made possible through the generosity of Wells Fargo Foundation.