Adelicia Acklen Rose Garden at Belmont University

“Investing in the present to preserve the past for the future.”

Marchesa Boccella - Hybrid Perpetual 1842
Marchesa Boccella – Hybrid Perpetual 1842
Belmont University has a new rose garden dedicated to the Old Garden Roses that Adelicia Acklen, original owner of the Belmont Mansion, grew during the time that she lived in the mansion, 1853-1884.

Ron Daniels, co-president of the Nashville Rose Society, worked with Judy Fisher, wife of Bob Fisher, president of Belmont, and rosarian in her own right, to develop the concept and design the garden. Spring, 2019, the Belmont landscape team built two raised beds in front of the old water tower and planted twenty old garden roses.

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