Centennial Garden, Olympia Rose Society
Photo courtesy of Centennial Garden, Olympia Rose Society
Public rose garden Listing last updated on 25 May 2019.
330 Schmidt Place SW
Tumwater, Washington 98501
USDA Zone: 8a
The Centennial Garden sits on the grounds of the Schmidt Mansion, which was built by the founder of the Olympia Brewery in about 1904. The garden was installed by Olympia Rose Society members in 1989. It is surrounded by tall cyclone fencing to protect the roses from deer.
The Schmidt Mansion and its grounds are owned and maintained by the Olympia-Tumwater Foundation. They open the gates to the Centennial Garden Monday through Friday, from 8-4:30. The garden is fenced to keep the deer out. The Centennial Garden itself is maintained by the Olympia Rose Society. Members meet to work on the roses on Monday mornings during the summer deadheading season. Anyone may join us; please contact the Centennial Garden chair, listed on the ORS website, to verify days and times.
In addition the ORS hosts work parties in March and in November which are open to the public. Spring pruning is done in March, and winterizing in November. Check the ORS website calendar for dates and times.