MABEL DAVIS ROSE
Dedicated in April
of 1973, this garden was enlarged in 1987 and offers a
display of labeled shrub and climbing roses, which are
at their peak of beauty April to June and again in October.
The Rose Garden is now an All American Rose Selection
display garden. Mrs. Alden (Mabel) Davis helped organize
the Austin Area Garden Center and served as the Center's
the expanse of the Rose Garden, the Bickler Cupola originally
topped one of the first public schools in Austin, which was
constructed in 1894 on the corner of East Avenue and 11th
Street. It was renamed in 1902 to honor a pioneer educator,
Jacob Bickler. In 1947 the building was converted into an
administrative building for A.I.S.D. When the building was
demolished in 1968, the school district donated the cupola
to the city.
The Carl Von Bleucher
Memorial Columns are eight columns of assorted climbing roses
given in honor of this dedicated rose grower and Charter Member
of the Rose Society by his family.
The Rose Memorial
Arch was dedicated in May 1993, as a way of recognizing deceased
members of garden clubs affiliated with the Garden Council
as well as employees of the Austin PARD who have made significant
contributions to developing and maintaining the gardens.
The Anschi Wilson
Memorial Rose Arbor was completed in 2003. This metal arbor
leads visitors off the Trail of Passages, down steps into
the rose garden. A stone plaza and redwood bench complete
this feature. The view is the best point to enjoy the entire