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The Monserrate Rose Garden probably dates to the initial interventions undertaken by Francis Cook. According to the British millionaire, the rose (a flower of love par excellence but also the symbolic flower of the English nation) was the Queen of Flowers and represented everything that the gardens of the Orient might provide for his exotic planting and growing. This was clearly not your usual rose garden. Strongly aromatic and evocative of the Far East, Cook’s rose garden was replete with mysteries, just as much as those in the Palace, the Indian panels in alabaster or the tiger skin in the atrium. Following its full restoration, the Garden was inaugurated in 2011 and currently gathers together a collection of the historical varieties of roses planted across the valley.