Roger's Rose Garden is part of the Hamilton Gardens, whose theme is "the story of gardens". In Roger's Rose Garden this theme is addressed through the rose collections demonstrating the history and development of the rose from species to the latest varieties.
Surrounded by mature specimen trees, the garden is on undulating land beside the mighty Waikato River. The garden contains large informal beds of Hybrid Teas and Floribundas planted for mass colour, complemented by large lawn areas and single specimen trees with a backdrop of climbing roses displayed on frames, weeping roses on hoops and procumbent roses in a bed near the garden entrance.
The Roger's Rose Garden contains approximately 4,200 roses. In addition to species roses, Old Garden Roses and Climbers and Ramblers, the garden is made up of modern collections. There are three collections representing famous French breeders, collections of non-trial "classic" roses and a large collection of trial roses from the world's breeders that are judged annually.