This collection of Old Garden Roses is perhaps the finest collection on public property in the Pacific Northwest. Mrs. A.R. (Mae) Tartar donated their extensive collection of Old Roses to the park in 1960. These roses were originally collected as cuttings from local homesteads and historic properties to represent roses brought from the east by early European pioneers. The landscape architecture firm, and next door neighbors, Lord & Schryver designed the layout of this garden, including the placement of the individual roses in each bed.
Beds are non-consecutive.