The new Explorer rose garden features the beauty of this made-in-Canada collection.

In one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) most impressive horticultural success stories, this series of roses was developed at the Central Experimental Farm to be hardy in tough Canadian climates. About 25 years ago, Dr Felicitas Svejda was successful with the first 13 cultivars which she named after Canadian explorers.

AAFC and a dedicated team of Friends of the Farm volunteers have combined the original collection, using cuttings from the original bushes, with more recent varieties in a stunning new display.

The new Explorer Rose Garden was officially opened in July 2005. Attending the ceremony was Dr Felicitas Svejda.

View the Roses

'John Cabot'

Dr Felicitas Svejda

For more information on the Explorer rose garden,
please contact Friends of the Farm.