Located at the end of the formal axis of Shantipath that was established by Lutyens in his plan of New Delhi, the National Rose Garden is a treasure of old rose plants. Fallen into disrepair and disuse, the garden was rejuvenated by NDMC for the Indo- Africa summit. The old garden lacked a sense of place, directionality, gathering area, and a formal path system. The garden was difficult to use and enjoy.
Roha designed a plan that creates a formal structure in such a way that public events can now be hosted here, while everyday users can also be drawn to the park for a stroll on its perimeter. The addition of a long U-shaped Lily Pond creates an attraction, interest and beauty when the roses are out of season. Rose covered trellises allow shaded enjoyment for this park.