Saturday, June 20, 2015

Rose Test Gardens - Parc de la Tête d'Or

Our trip to France this past May to the World Federation of Rose Society's meeting in Lyon, was in a word amazing!  I'm not sure how much of the experience I will get to blog about, but I wanted to at least post something of the rose test garden located within the Parc de la Tête d'Or, in Lyon.  It was unlike any other test garden that I have visited.  Instead of being plain and utilitarian like many test gardens, it was incredibly beautiful with a flowing design.

 There were many very beautiful unnamed test roses, but a few of my favorites are shown below.

A Hulthemia, #166 was one of the winners.  It was very floriferous with clean shiny foliage.  I do not know whose entry it was, but it was quite nice.

Though I don't know when, I know that I will have to go back one day.  My hat is off to the keeper of these gardens for the superb shape that all of the grounds were in - Magnifique!


  1. Beautiful. Any of the entries yours?

  2. Yes, it was an amazingly beautiful place. No entries were mine, but I can hope that someday I'll have some entries. :)