The serene Rose Garden is home to more than 40 varieties, including the coral Rosalynn Carter, pink Queen Elizabeth, red and white Snow Fire, red Rotary, pink and yellow Peace, lavender Lady X, and Blue Girl. The garden centerpiece is the engaging statue, “Hope”, donated by Dorothy C. Fuqua.
The Carter Presidential Center is named for Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2002, for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.
Through his Carter Center, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2002, Carter has since his presidency been active in several of the problem areas that have figured prominently in the over one hundred years of Peace Prize history – namely conflict resolution on several continents; commitment to human rights, fighting tropical diseases, and bringing about growth and progress in developing countries.
The Carter Presidential Center
One Copenhill, Atlanta GA 30307