Annual Pruning at the Rose Garden
When: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 8 a.m.
Where: A.C. Postal Memorial Rose Garden, Plaza Rubio between Laguna St. and Emerson Ave. Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Community Events
Annual pruning at the Rose Garden – Across from Old Mission Santa Barbara
Every January there is a community wide effort to prune the 1600 rose bushes in this public garden in preparation for the new blooming season. This year the date will be Saturday, January 11. Work begins around 8 AM and members of the Santa Barbara Rose Society will be giving pruning demonstrations beginning at 9 AM to help tutor inexperienced volunteers. As many volunteers as possible are needed to accomplish this task. This is a great way to learn how to prune the roses in your yard by practicing your skills at the rose garden, then going home to do the same. As an added benefit, the Rose Society will have rose pruning guide handouts as well as drinks and refreshments to accommodate the volunteers.
So, bring your pruning shears and help to keep this jewel of a garden looking great for all to enjoy. In case of rain, the date will be on the following Saturday, January 18, 2013
Across from the Queen of the Missions in Santa Barbara, the A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden is one of the City treasures and is visited by thousands each year. Through the dedication of the Santa Barbara Rose Society along with City Parks Department efforts, the rose garden was recognized in the past as the #2 municipal rose garden in the nation for the excellence of its maintenance and the beauty of its location. The garden displays the history and evolution of roses, from Old Garden Roses at the North End to modern roses including beds of David Austin English Roses lining the stone wall. Roses are planted in groups for mass impact. The volunteers who maintain this garden throughout the year keep this garden looking beautiful.
Event posted Jan. 6, 2014
Last updated Jan. 6, 2014