Cemetery Rose

Welcome to Cemetery Rose

The Historic Rose Garden is dedicated to the preservation of California's heritage roses.  It contains nearly 500 antique and old garden roses with particular emphasis on those roses found in abandoned sites, homesteads, cemeteries, and roadsides throughout northern California.

Cemetery Rose Documentary

Spring and Summer Deadheading

Deadheading at Dusk and Daybreak

Come join Historic Rose Garden volunteers as we deadhead roses in the Cemetery.  This spring and summer activity is more fun when we do it as a group.  Several evenings and mornings have been designated, and roses to be deadheaded have been identified.  Please wear comfortable clothing and gloves.  Bring your pruners; we have pruners for you if you prefer.  Light refreshments will be served.  Those attending evening deadheading must park across the street as the Cemetery gates close at 7 p.m. (There is a people exit). 


Spring and Summer Deadheading

Deadheading at Dusk and Daybreak

Come join Historic Rose Garden Volunteers as we deadhead roses in the Cemetery.  In addition to regular work days (Tuesday & Saturday mornings) we will hold special times to deadhead together.

Deadheading at Dusk

  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7

Begins at 6 p.m.  Bring pruners & wear protective clothing and gloves. Please park across the street

Deadheading at Daybreak

Open Garden 2015

This year's Open Garden was a great success as hundreds of visitors came to see the garden in full bloom, purchase roses and spend time with rosy friends. We sold all but a few roses, earning enough funds to continue with garden maintenance, irrigation and repairing headstones. 

Heritage Roses Group Event

Join your rosy friends!

The Heritage Roses Group is hosting a seminar in San Juan Bautista on Saturday, May 2.  Featured speakers are Darrell Schramm, Jill Perry and Clay Jennings.  The event includes tours of the cemetery roses and Old Town.  A dinner will be held on Friday night.  Registration info and details on the website: www.theheritagerosesgroup.org

Click on Read More to view the event flyer.

500+ Roses

More than 500 roses have been propagated (some 95 varieties) and should be available for sale at the Open Garden on April 18.


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