You could smell the roses long before you could see them.
Roses at the Shore Acres Gardens
near Coos Bay, OR
Wild Blue Yonder
Easy Does It
Love & Peace
Tournament of Roses
The roses are one small part of the gardens owned and developed by ship builder and lumberman Louis Simpson. He imported many plants to take advantage of the moist, temperate climate of the area. In the aerial photo above, the roses are on the left. The original house burned down in 1921. The gardens pride themselves on always having something in flower. While we were visiting the square gardens in the center picture were filled with masses of Dahlias…. all different! Wow! Such beauty!