Robert L. Staton Memorial Rose Garden

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.


The enchanting beauty of the rose garden is enjoyed by rose lovers and gardening novices alike and has been the setting for a number of wedding proposals.

Getting There

The Robert L. Staton Memorial Rose Garden is accessible through the lower parking lot of Fernbank Museum of Natural History (closest to Clifton Road). Look for directional signage located in the upper corner of the lot, close to the house.