Follow your nose to one of these noteworthy Midwest gardens for dazzling rose displays and heaps of planting inspiration.

April 06, 2015
Photo courtesy of Olbrich Botanical Gardens/Joe DeMaio

Rose Garden at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin A more casual, prairie-style garden blends roses with perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and annuals. Climb the two-story Rose Garden Tower for overviews. (608) 246-4550;

Rose Garden at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of Olbrich Botanical Gardens/Joe DeMaio

Krasberg Rose Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois A rose-shape fountain bubbles amid 5,000-plus Midwest-friendly roses. Gardeners will find many ideas for planting companions. (847) 835-5440;

Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Iowa State's Griffith Buck was a pioneer in breeding carefree, cold-tolerant roses. The low-maintenance formal garden features dozens of his varieties, plus perennial pairing ideas. (515) 294-2710;

Park of Roses in Whetstone Park, Columbus, Ohio More than 12,000 roses carpet one of the country's largest public rose gardens. The 13-acre park includes an Italianate rose garden, a heritage garden and an Earth-Kind garden with easy-care varieties. (614) 645-3391;