What’s in Bloom in Boston: Roses

Roses in Boston, photograph by Meg Muckenhoupt

Roses are in bloom in Boston! Once it stops raining (if it ever stops raining) you can visit rose gardens at:

The Minot Rose Garden in Brookline

The Arnold Arboretum, particularly if you’re interested in species roses (as opposed to modern hybrids)

The Longfellow House has climbing yellow roses—but if you’re not fond of yellow, you’re out of luck. If you’re out on a date with a yellow-rose lover, perhaps you can compromise with some apricot-hued blooms at the Boston Public Garden.

Apricot Roses, Boston Public Garden, 5/21/12, Meg Muckenhoupt

Apricot Roses, Boston Public Garden, 5/21/12, Meg Muckenhoupt


Part of an ongoing series from Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaceswhere she shines light on what’s currently blooming around Boston. Looking for inspiration for your own garden? Check out Meg’s recent blog post on garden tours around Greater Boston this month.

Meg Muckenhoupt is a freelance environmental and travel writer and has recently developed a Boston Green Spaces App.  Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBoston Magazine, the Time Out Boston guide, and many other publications. She holds a certificate in Field Botany from the New England Wild Flower Society.

Meg is available to give talks on topics related to the history of Boston’s parks and other garden-related subjects. Visit her website for more information or contact shelby@unionparkpress.com. 

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