Garden Tour


Join us for a walk through the garden, passing by over 300 rose varieties and 4,000 bushes, including grandiflora, shrub, floribunda and hybrid tea roses in a myriad of hues.

The rose garden was one of eight AARS (All-America Rose Selection) accredited public rose gardens in New York State. The rose garden is one of only eight gardens in the northern climate zone that participated in a trial of Earthkind™ roses which are designed to grow with little or no watering, fertilizing, or pesticide application.

As you continue your walk, note the new entry staircase and gatehouse completed in 2009. In the center of the Rose Garden is a spectacular fountain constructed in the spring of 2011. The spring pond, in the northwest corner of the garden, was rebuilt in the summer of 2008 and designed to incorporate a perennial flower bed which surrounds the water feature. The sound of flowing water beckons visitors to stop and enjoy this area!

In 2014 the Lower Pond was constructed, complete with a waterfall, gorgeous landscaped banks, and lovely seating areas.


Please remember the following Garden Guidelines:
+ Do not cut or pick flowers, leave for all to enjoy
+Do not bring outside roses into the park
+ Do not climb trees, shrubs, walls, fountain or sculpture
+ Stay on garden paths
+ Do not walk through flower beds
+ Deposit trash in designated receptacles
+ No wading or bathing in ponds or fountains
+ Dogs must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in ponds or fountains
+ Please pick up after your pet
+ Recreational sports, including skating, skateboarding, ball playing, cycling, etc. are not permitted
+ The garden is a place of peace and tranquility, please respect the right of all to enjoy the garden
+ Wedding or gathering ceremonies are by permit only **

** Please contact the Schenectady Parks Department for a required permit, fees & schedules.