According to the Rose Watch on the NYBG web site, only 3% of the roses are in bloom. When seen from a distance, you might not think it worth the time to walk around the rose garden. But look at all the roses I found in bloom!
If you are a rosarian at heart, it is not to early to visit the Peggy Rockefeller garden. In my garden, Rosa innocencia was the first to bloom, followed by Teresa Bugnet and Roseraie de l”hay. The rugosa roses , the sturdy stalwarts, are usually the first to bloom in this area. Are roses blooming where you are?