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The Bellingrath Rose Garden

The Bellingrath Rose Garden was constructed in 1936 in the shape of the Rotary Club emblem. Mr. Bellingrath was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Mobile, which began in 1914. He had the garden planted as a tribute to the Rotary’s ideals in the shape of the lapel pin he always wore.

The Rose Garden contains more than 2,000 plants representing 36 varieties. The first full rose bloom generally occurs in late April, weather permitting. Although the roses continuously bloom throughout the summer, another peak occurs in November. Typically, the roses will stay in bloom until the first frost.

Click here to read one of our blog posts about rose care, featuring our longtime Rosarian, Linda Guy.

Rose Garden

Below are the varieties in the Bellingrath Rose Garden.

Arctic Blue

This Floribunda produces fully double, lilac pink blooms with a creamy white reverse.

Beverly

This short, fragrant Hybrid Tea was introduced in 1999.

Brick House

This Floribunda was introduced in 2018.

Carefree Spirit

This Shrub Rose was named an All American Rose Selection in 2009.

Day Breaker

This Floribunda features small clusters of blooms in shades of yellow, pink and apricot.

Dick Clark

This Grandiflora features dark-red buds that open to swirls of cream-edged and vibrant cherry pink petals.

Easy Spirit

This Floribunda was introduced in 2018.

Elina

This Hybrid Tea was introduced in 1984.

Elle

This Hybrid Tea was introduced in 2005 and features blooms in cream and pink shades.

Europeana

This Floribunda rose cultivar was created by de Ruiter Innovations in Belgium in 1963 and named an All-America Rose Selection in 1968.

First Prize

This Hybrid Tea was introduced in 1970.

Gemini

This is one of the most hardy hybrid tea roses. It was hybridized in 1991 and introduced to the U.S. market in 1999.

Grand Amore

This Hybrid Tea was introduced in 2008.

Heaven on Earth

This Floribunda shrub was introduced in 2003.

Hot Cocoa

This floribunda rose cultivar was named an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2003.

Ingrid Bergman

This Hybrid Tea, introduced in Denmark in 1984, has full, double blooms with a velvety texture.

Julia Child

This Floribunda, introduced in 2004, is a compact shrub that thrives in the heat.

Louise Estes

This Hybrid Tea was created in 1991 and named for the late Louise Coley Estes, an award-winning botanical artist from Mobile, Ala.

Love

This prolific Grandiflora was an All America Rose Selection in 1980.

Love and Peace

This Hybrid Tea rose was introduced in 1991.

Love Song

This Floribunda produces clusters of ruffled lavender blooms. It was introduced in 2013.

Marmalade Skies

This orange blend Floribunda grows to 3 or 4 feet in height. It was introduced in 1999.

Memorial Day

This fragrant pink Hybrid Tea, introduced in 2004, is an All American Rose Selections winner and thrives in the heat.

Mother of Pearl

This Grandiflora produces lavish clusters of pale pink flowers.

Nicole

This Floribunda has white petals with cherry red edges and is a shorter variety, only reaching 2 to 3 feet in height. It was introduced in 1985.

Oh My!

This Floribunda produces clusters of mildly fragrant, double, ruffled flowers.

Outta the Blue

This hardy Shrub rose, introduced in 2000), features clusters of blooms with a light scent.

Pink Flamingo

This deep pink Grandiflora was introduced in 2010.

Pope John Paul II

This white Hybrid Tea cultivar was developed by Jackson & Perkins in 2013, and named in honor of Pope John Paul II.

Smokin’ Hot

This Hybrid Tea rose has fragrant, orange-red flowers.

St. Patrick

This Hybrid Tea, introduced in 1996, thrives in the heat.

Sunny Sky

This Hybrid Tea cultivar was bred by Tim Hermann Kordes in Germany in 1999.

Sunshine Daydream

This Grandiflora was introduced in 2011.

Touch of Class

This Hybrid Tea features a bright coral color.

Veteran’s Honor

This award-winning Hybrid Tea was introduced in 1999. It has a light, raspberry scent.

Wild Blue Yonder

This Grandiflora rose was a 2006 All America Rose Selection Winner.