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10 Rose gardens to inspire any green thumb

Beautiful Gardens

From the budding outdoor grounds of Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills home, to the rose-covered arches at Peter Marino’s Hamptons home, to the Tuscan-style gardens of a Los Angeles villa, it’s easy to see why this blossoming bud is a favorite of landscape designers and their clients. With this batch of rose garden inspiration, you may soon be stopping to smell the blooms in your own flourishing backyard.

‘New Dawn’ climbing roses are trained over arches at architect Peter Marino’s Hamptons home; a Lalanne Minotaur statue stands in front of the greenhouse.

Photo: Jason Schmidt

“New Dawn” climbing roses are trained over arches at architect Peter Marino’s Hamptons home; a Lalanne Minotaur statue stands in front of the greenhouse.


Beautiful Gardens

Photo: Derek Fell

The two-acre garden surrounding this Scotland home has two areas devoted primarily to roses. The older rose garden, seen here, mixes pink and cream musk roses with hybrid tea roses.


Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills residence

Photo: Mary E. Nichols

Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills residence features a rose garden on the south side of the estate. “I see a home as the total piece of property—there must be a garden and a view of it,” Richie says.


Tuscan-style Los Angeles villa

Photo: Mary E. Nichols

The rear grounds of this Tuscan-style Los Angeles villa include a rose garden and fountains.


Waterfront Palm Beach property

Photo: Steven Brooke

A rose parterre is seen in a waterfront garden of this Palm Beach property.


Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air estate

Photo: Firooz Zahedi

The climbing rose “Cécile Brünner” is trained over an arbor at Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air estate; the property was landscaped by Campion Walker Garden Design. Pink cestrum and gold breath of heaven are planted around the bench; “Elizabeth Taylor,” a shocking-pink hybrid tea rose introduced in 1985, flourishes nearby.


La Terra de Luc's South Africa rose gardens

Photo: Reto Guntli

La Terra de Luc’s South Africa rose gardens bloom while nearby horses roam around the dam. The landscape architecture is by TSB Associates.


East Hampton home

Photo: Peter Aaron

The loggia of an East Hampton home overlooks the garden’s rose and hydrangea beds, which were created by landscape architects Diane Devore and Frances Chester and garden designer Stephen Scanniello…

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