American Rose Center
Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana
The American Rose Center is a rose garden in Shreveport, Louisiana owned and operated by The American Rose Society.
The gardens feature roses of all types: the most modern hybrid tea roses, miniature roses, single petaled roses, heritage roses and species.
The gardens have been the home and national headquarters of the American Rose Society since 1974, when the non-profit organization moved from Columbus, Ohio, and before that, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Society was founded in 1892 in Harrisburg.
The design for the garden layout resembles the gears of a vintage watch and the theme is "The History of the Rose in America". The design includes the stories of great roses such as Peace which has been the parent of many roses through hybridization, and Yellow Rose of Texas which traversed the country with early settlers of America. The story of the Grandiflora and Miniflora classes will be told, and the mission of "Rose Rustlers" who locate and preserve old lost roses found in cemeteries and old homesteads.
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