Robert L. Staton Memorial Rose Garden

The Robert L Staton test roses will soon have a new home at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion! Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which has hosted the Fernbank Science Center’s roses for many years, will use this opportunity to further its sustainability practices by consuming less water and eliminating pesticide use in the garden. The transfer is scheduled to take place in mid-January. (Date subject to change.)

Stunning rose bushes blossom into a palette of vibrant colors from early spring through late fall, showcasing an assortment of named rose species and new rose varieties.

Named for rose enthusiast Robert L. Staton, the rose garden is open during daylight hours and is free to the public. Staton, who first established the rose garden in 1983, developed it out of his love of roses, his desire to educate the public and his expertise with Atlanta's rose-growing climate.