The Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden has been a treasured component of the Smithsonian landscape since 1998. This four-season garden showcases roses as well as types of plantings that support healthy relationships between people, plants, and insects. This garden is made possible through a generous gift from the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund.
Originally designed to showcase modern roses, the garden was expanded and renovated in 2016 to feature all own-root roses selected for disease resistance as well as companion plantings chosen to attract and provide for beneficial insects.
Interpretive signage installed throughout the garden highlights the rose family, history, fragrance, and companion plantings.