The world’s a garden; pleasures are the flowers,
Of fairest hues, in form and number many; . . .
—William Shakespeare, The Garden
TFoVR owns and maintains the historic roses in our collection, currently located in Sebastopol, California, about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Rosarians world-wide consider the collection to be one of the most comprehensive multiple-class collections of old roses ever assembled. Of particular note — the Hybrid Perpetuals, Bourbons, Gallicas, Hybrid Chinas, Teas, Noisettes and Chinas — are among the most complete in North America and the old Hybrid Teas include an extensive group of Pernetianas.
In addition to the historic roses in our collection, TFoVR also owns approximately 1,000 books, pamphlets, and journals on miscellaneous rose subjects.