The Sunken Rose Garden lies on the western side of the property, south of the English Country Garden. The garden is designed around a tiered fountain and is planted with a wide variety of scented roses, representing most of the major classes of modern and old roses. Many were gifts from British rose breeder David Austin and local nurseryman Robin Denning. The Sunken Rose Garden is in bloom June through October.
These photos show the construction of the Sunken Rose Garden in 1998 and some images of the garden that preceded it.