The design for the garden was chosen from several options that were submitted by the Zoo’s 13-strong gardening team.
The winning design by staff member Barry Fraser, who has worked with the Zoo for 17 years, is based on the layout of the Mansion House and reflects and follows the building’s ramparts.
Curator of plants and head of sustainability Simon Jones said: "Barry’s design was a clear winner, with classic rose garden features and elements that connect it to the heritage of the Zoo. The layout is influenced by the shape of the south façade of the Mansion House and is also a variation on the traditional theme of the parterre."
The rose garden will have four beds dedicated to key people from the Zoo’s history: Thomas H. Gillespie, Alice Gair, Professor Patrick Geddes and Sir Frank Mears.
The colour scheme of the garden will be red, white and yellow, with the yellow roses selected to represent the Zoo’s logo. The Rosa Princess Anne will be the dominant rose to feature in the garden as HRH Princess Royal is the patron of the Zoo.
The garden has an estimated completion date of November this year.