What is the Milton Keynes Rose?
Designed by internationally renowned artist Gordon Young, The Milton Keynes Rose is a vast and impressive open-air circle with markings based on the mathematical beauty of a flower. 106 granite pillars of varying heights emerge from the surface, many of which are inscribed with dates of events that have local, national or international significance.
The Milton Keynes Rose provides a place where citizens and visitors can gather to mark national, local or personal occasions, be they historical, in joy or in remembrance. It is a place for the people of Milton Keynes to celebrate, commemorate and mark occasions important to them – a place where hundreds can gather to mark Armistice Day or one person can remember another in a personal moment. It is not a somber place, but a place of coming together and celebration.