Self Guided Tour
New QR codes will make it easier to find the name and information on your favorite rose in the garden.
Rose Garden Board President Beth Van Der Burgt has been busy the last several years identifying all the roses in the garden. This is harder than it appears since many roses have been in the garden for years and have no identifying tags on them. Plus, there are approximately 100 varieties. This identification process was accomplished by observing the rose in bloom and researching its variety.
Since many people who tour the garden would like to know the names of certain roses it was decided to add a QR code that would give information on the rose. At present, there are 85 signs with plans to add more in the spring of 2021. For some of the roses, Beth must wait until they bloom to know exactly what variety they are. To access the code install the app or use an iPhone and take a picture of the sign with code next to the rose. For iPhone see instructions.
- Open the Camera app from the Home Screen, Control Center, or Lock Screen.
- Select the rear-facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder in the Camera app. Your device recognizes the QR code and shows a notification.
- Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code.
Below is a sample of information that will be found in a similar format within each sign.