This Front-Yard Rose Garden Plan Will Add Elegance to Your Home

Spotlight your love of America's national flower by framing your entryway with a dozen colorful varieties of it.

Make your home's entrance more memorable with this gorgeous front-yard rose garden plan. An arbor placed around the front door offers an ideal perch for a pair of red 'Blaze' climbing roses. Then, a colorful collection of 11 more floribunda, hybrid tea, and grandiflora rose cultivars fill in beds on either side of the walkway, bordered by a low boxwood hedge (choose a compact boxwood variety such as 'Little Missy' that won't require much pruning). All the roses are hardy in Zones 5-9, and do best in at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. And if you do a little regular deadheading, these plants will bloom from spring until frost for you.

Front Yard Rose Garden Plan illustration with path and home exterior
Illustration by Mavis Augustine Torke

Plants for Creating the Front-Yard Rose Garden Plan

  • 28 Boxwood (Buxus spp.)
  • 2 ‘Carefree Wonder’ rose
  • 1 ‘Gold Medal’ rose
  • 1 ‘Perfume Delight’ rose
  • 1 'Queen Elizabeth’ rose
  • 1 ‘Royal Highness’ rose
  • 1 ‘Rio Samba’ rose
  • 2 'Blaze' climbing rose
  • 1 ‘Mister Lincoln’ rose
  • 1 ‘Sunbright’ rose
  • 1 ‘Sexy Rexy’ rose
  • 1 ‘Playboy’ rose
  • 1 'John F. Kennedy’ rose

If you aren't able to find the exact cultivars listed above, substitute with others that have similar colors, shapes, and sizes. And because some plants can become overly aggressive and spread out of control in certain climates, always check which species are considered invasive in your area before planting.

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The garden plan for this design includes an illustrated version of the planted garden, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and complete instructions for installing the garden. Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to all garden plans, available as printable PDFs.

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