It was also popular in other countries including Canada, Finland, Norway, Australia and Switzerland where it also made the number one spot.
Written by the late Joe South, an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer, it was the highlight of Anderson's commercial singing career.
She won a Grammy for the song and South was nominated for the Grammy Song of the Year in 1972 for "Rose Garden".
Other songs brought some success but none the lasting appeal of 'rose garden'.
Lynn Anderson died at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was being treated for pneumonia, according to the Tennessean.
She had been hospitalised since a trip to Italy.