people walking in the rose garden

Celebration of the Roses

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Free

Wyck’s circa-1820 Rose Garden is a living treasure featuring 50+ heritage roses.  Call them heritage, heirloom, antique or old, these types of roses have stronger fragrances and often brighter colors than modern roses, and they bloom only a short while.  If you’ve never been to Wyck before, this is the time to come!  Enjoy a lush, glorious sensory experience!

The May 23 open house celebration will feature free tours of Wyck Historic House, children’s activities, horticultural lecture (speaker and topic TBD), musical performance, and light refreshments, such as rose tea, will also be offered throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to bring art supplies or a camera to capture the beauty of the garden. 

boxwood circle

2020: Enjoy the beautiful structure of our newly restored boxwood parterres.

A key architectural element of the beloved garden, its boxwood hedging was mostly lost to general decline by 2015. With your help, Wyck re-planted the boxwood parterres with Buxus microphylla – or ‘Little Missy’ – an improved, disease resistant variety.

Check back for updates to the Celebrate the Roses slate of programs, along with a list of heritage cuttings available for sale on May 23.