Kansas City's municipal rose garden in Loose Park is the
realization of a dream that began in 1931, when a group of
citizens under the leadership of Laura Conyers Smith established
the Kansas City Rose Society. The first garden contained 120
rose plants. Today, there are about 3,000 roses of nearly 150
varieties in the 1.5 acre garden.
A regional, public rose garden where
the community can enjoy and learn about roses.
Memory & Friendship Rose
...for Special Occasions, Tributes & Memorials
Pay tribute to the memory of an
individual by giving a
or honor a birthday, wedding, anniversary or other special
occasion with a
Recipients of your
thoughtfulness receive a lovely notification card informing them
that a rose has been purchased for the Laura Conyers Smith
Municipal Rose Garden.
one of the Pillar and Pergola - Done!!!
The entire North Portal
pergola was restored using the wood from one single tree
found in British Columbia and was cut in July of 2013.
The species is Western Red Cedar, the finest available.
In addition, there has been a complete restoration of
all the stonework.
The construction was
performed by master craftsman from the firm of
Architectural Masonry and Restoration of Oak Grove,
Project cost for the
North Portal: $108,000 - All funds donated. The
second phase will be the replacement of all the pergolas
and restoration of the stonework in the main garden.
As the steward of the Rose Garden in Loose
Park, The Kansas City Rose Society is proud to launch a capital
fund-raising campaign to pay for restoration of the 33 pairs of
stone pillars and
their wooden pergolas
that define the Gardenís
ambiance and landscape.
the last decade, the Society has raised and spent more than $1.3
million on improvements to the garden, including a new fountain.
The Rose Society partners
with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners
to maintain the garden as one of Kansas Cityís treasures, which
hosts about 200 weddings each year.
Donations of any size are
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