The Rose Garden offers a delightful collection of antique and newer roses within an old-fashioned garden setting.
Planted among the roses and along this garden’s borders are a host of popular perennials used to extend the seasonal interest of the garden. Jane Falk Oppenheimer, who, along with her husband Arthur, donated the funding to initiate this garden.
Antique or heirloom roses are “all roses that were in existence before the introduction in 1867 of La France”, the very first hybrid tea rose. In the Rose Garden, we feature roses bred and introduced before 1920, along with more modern ones.
The Rose Garden is designed to harmonize with its picturesque surroundings. Sandstone terraces reflect the contours of the Boise foothills and the rustic stone walls of the Old Penitentiary. It is one of IBG’s older gardens, opening in 1989.