Griffiths Rose Garden is located at Caroline Bay in Timaru,
Canterbury Region New Zealand. As you may observe on the picture
it is a magnificent garden mainly with different rose species.
The Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden attracts a large number of
visitors because it has in its garden some of the best roses of
the world. The garden has been designed by a famous Christchurch
architect Sir Miles Warren. In the centre you will see a small
fountain pool and the garden has a geometric design. There are
around one thousand two hundred roses planted in the garden.
Trevor Griffiths was a south Canterbury rosarian and had once
had the third place in the world for his old roses collection
which is now seen in the Rose Garden. Some other six hundred
roses are from David Austin an English breeder. The Trevor
Griffiths Rose Garden opened in December 2001 and since the
opening it has a big success. The rose garden is managed by the
Timaru District Council. Some specialities of the garden are the
geometric design that you may view from the Piazza; you can
observe plants of all major rose families, old roses which are
planted in a colour sequence from mid and deep pink, burgundy,
crimson, cream, white, peach, peach, apricot, yellow, golden
yellow. The garden is always open but the best time to visit it
is in December, January and February. The Trevor Griffiths Rose
Garden is a spectacular garden and is worth a visit while you
are in Timaru.