Exploring Durham

Whither a Rose…at Witherspoon, of course
Jul. 20, 2013 @ 12:19 PM

Witherspoon Rose Culture is part rose garden, part nurseryand part education center. Since 1951, this family-owned and operated business has been growing, installing and caring for roses, while educating residents and visitors about rose care. With more than 2,000 rose bushes on display, the shop offers a diverse selection of roses, perennials, ornamental grasses, unique pots, planters, fountains and birdbaths.

The grounds are best visited May-October when the roses are in bloom. There is a large picturesque garden on the property with fountains, a gazebo and a rose-draped arbor that visitors are welcomed to tour for free.  The garden can also be rented for private use and special events.

Classes are taught year-round at their headquarters at 3312 Watkins Rd. in Durham near Patterson Place. Most are free of charge.

Insider Tip: Witherspoon Rose Culture’s garden is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions. For more information, visit www.witherspoonrose.com.

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s official marketing agency. For more information about things to see and do in Durham, visit www.Durham-NC.com and www.DurhamEventCalendar.com, or stop by the Visitors Information Center at 101. E. Morgan St. in Downtown Durham and pick up the Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide.