Roses are making an appearance at Vizcaya for the first time in more than 100 years. The landmark estate’s historic Rose Garden, currently known as the Fountain Garden, was filled with colorful blooms when Vizcaya was first built in 1916. When the Great Hurricane of 1926 hit Miami, the space was flooded with saltwater, effectively killing all the roses on site and none have been planted there since.
The Rose Garden returns
In an effort to restore its historic intent, Vizcaya’s horticulture team joined forces with the Tropical Rose Society of Miami to bring roses back to the Fountain Garden. Watch as Horticulture Manager David Hardy and Landscape Manager Jeff Summers walk you through the process and explain the challenges of growing roses in Miami’s tropical climate.