Take a closer look at this most inspiring, beautifully illustrated book, Rosa: The Story of the Rose (Yale Books, 2021), by Peter E. Kukielski, a garden designer and acclaimed horticulturalist who was curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden.



The author tells the stories of roses throughout history in an abundance of stories and more than 140 color illustrations in which roses appear as key players in love stories, yes, but also in religion, poetry, painting, literature, science, politics, and medicine.