Every rose has it's thorns - and some have more thorns than others.
Each gardener attempts to control flowerbeds (tiles) by “planting” more Roses on that zone than their opponent. Controlling a bed grants the player “Growth Points” (GP) and special abilities to further manipulate Roses and Beds. The gardener with the most Growth Points after 5 rounds is the winner.
The key to Rose Garden is that every round each player will plant two of their own Roses, but will also draw two Roses from the pouch to plant. The roses from the pouch can (and likely will) be another player's. In order to win Rose Garden, it’s very important plant your roses well and watch the thorns!