The Wilson Rose Garden (WRG) integrates lanscape, design, sculpture, color and fragence to sitmulate the visitor's imagination and interest. The garden features an All America Rose Selection with over 1200 rose bushes and 180 varieties ranging from historic old garden roses to modern hybrids, to David Austin's modern English roses. There are 63 varieties of All American Rose Selections award winners in the garden. The garden has been accredited by “All American Rose Selections, Inc”, as a public garden.

  • garden admission

    Free. Always.

    Tours: Contact the Wilson Rose Garden at (252) 399-6621

  • garden volunteers

    Wilson Rose Garden Deadhead Society.

    The WRG is maintained by the Rose Garden Deadhead Society and the City of Wilson Recreation Department. Volunteers deadhead the roses, weed beds and report garden conditions to the city. The Recreation Department maintains garden buildings, grounds, irrigation system and facilities. The Recreation Department supervises removal and replacement of diseased or damaged bushes. Recreation Department staff are available to answer questions, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 pm - 4:00 pm by phone at (252) 399-6621. The garden works closely with the Botanical Garden. Please refer all technical questions related to rose bush disease, insect control, planting, irrigation and feeding to the Wilson County Extension Master Gardeners (WCEMG). The WCEMG are available to answer gardening questions, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm by phone at (252) 237-0113 or by email.

  • garden amenities


    Picnic tables are available.
    Restrooms are available Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.
    Pet owners: We are sorry, but NO PETS are allowed (except service animals).

  • gardenlayout

    the garden layout accomodates social events

    The garden layout includes structures, benches, climbing rose arbors, sculptures, pool and specialty gardens, ideal for a wedding and outdoor parties.

  • gardenvarieties

    over over 183 rose varieties

    Includes historic old garden roses, hybried teas, English Roses, Hedge Roses, Climbers, Flourabunda, Minitures, Grandiflora, an All-America Selection Garden and the fragrence garden. The WRG invites you to visit and see the growing collection of roses that thrive in this area. Most importantly, enjoy yourself!

  • your support


    Membership is a wonderful way to support the Wilson Rose Garden and receive advanced notice to events throughout the year. Membership also provides discounts at local garden centers. Joining the Wilson Rose Garden is an investment in yourself and the future of horticulture in North Carolina and beyond. Sponsorship and contributing volunteer time are other ways to show support to the garden.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Become a member of the Friends of the Wilson Rose Garden and show your support of the plants and programs.

    Membership levels:

    • $25 - Individual
    • $40 - Family
    • $100-$500 - Sponsor
    • $500-$1,000 - Patron
    • $1,000-$9,999 - Benefactor
    • $10,000-up - Angel

    To become a member please send your name, address, city, state, zip, telephone, email address, and make checks payable to:

    Wilson Rose Garden
    1800 Herring Ave.
    Wilson , NC 27893

  • Other sponsorship opportunities:

    • $100 - To have a memorial brick in our main garden path with a commemorative plaque in honor / memory of a loved one
    • Funding for artwork, commemorative benches and gardens contact Brenda Jagnandan at 252.390.1234 or bjjagnandan@bbandt.com.