Reinisch Rose Garden


Couple weekends ago, we headed down to Topeka to visit the Reinisch Rose Garden. I had been to the garden several years ago, but it was early in the year and the roses weren’t blooming yet. This time the roses were in full gorgeous bloom.


There are over 400 varieties of roses in all different shapes and sizes – from tea roses to fairy roses, small rose bushes to climbing roses, and every color, or shade of color, you can imagine.

Here are just a few:














If you ever find yourself in Topeka during the summer months, drop by the garden and smell the roses.

For more information and directions to the Reinisch Rose Garden, click here for their official website.


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17 Responses

  1. Oh, what a treat that must have been!! The light made the color just luminous.

  2. Nancy says:

    Absolutely stunning photography! Thanks so much for sharing the work!

  3. Glenda says:

    Like, like, love, love!!!

  4. Kathy S. says:

    Roses are my favorite flower and these are magnificent! The colors are just great. It must have smelled heavenly. Absolutely beautiful photography!

  5. Carol says:

    Well done Suzanne! If we had a little harp music, I would think I had died and gone to heaven! What beautiful pictures, what a great photographer you have become! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Lorraine says:

    The color of those roses are just the break I needed from a busy work day. They are beautiful!!! Thank you ever so much for sharing. It must have smelled wonderful. Those petals on the roses look just like velvet. Good picture taking. What a nice way to spend time!!!

    I have grown accustomed to the knock out roses here in Lexington. This year I have planted four of them.

  7. Jo says:

    Every year when my Dad was alive he used to go to the huge city cemetery near his home, which was full of fabulous rose plants and take close up photos like you have done and stick them on cards to send at Christmas time. We live in Australia, so Spring time when the roses are blooming is just before Christmas. Your photos reminded me of his.

  8. Jeanne says:

    Fabulous photos Suzanne! You have a real gift! Roses are my favorite flowers! My sweet mother loved them, too.

  9. Vicki says:

    My roses looked like those last year. Dumb luck on my part. This year the weather has been terrible for roses. No matter what I use they are almost defoliated from black spot and the few buds are deformed. It is heartbreaking. Thank you for reminding me how beautiful they can be.

    • Suzanne says:

      Spray spray and then spray some more. Some years you can’t spray roses enough. Love the older varieties that aren’t spray needy.

  10. karen brightwell says:

    Named after my great grandfather E F A Reinisch. He designed them.

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