Submitted by Judy Eitzen on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:05pm
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
Submitted by Judy Eitzen on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:07pm
Stephen Scanniello, author of Climbing Roses, will visit Sacramento on Saturday, January 17 to demonstrate his skills with climbing roses. We will focus on the fence roses and other climbers on structures in the Historic Rose Garden. Classes will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP via Contact Us if you plan to attend. (we will hold classes the following day if it should rain on Saturday)
This is a hands-on class, so bring your tools, gloves and dress warmly.
Submitted by Judy Eitzen on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 9:25pm
More than 500 roses have been propagated (some 95 varieties) and should be available for sale at the Open Garden on April 18.
Submitted by Judy Eitzen on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:56pm
The Historic Rose Garden consists of about 500 old garden roses. The collection includes several species roses, including those native to California. Many roses with study names are included; roses found on sites throughout California. Rose lovers discovered surviving roses in neglected and abandoned sites (pioneer cemeteries, old homesteads mining camps, etc.). Cuttings were taken (with permission, when available), the roses grown, identified (where possible) and planted in the cemetery. Many remain unidentified and may be unknown in modern times or perhaps "bird drops" or cuttings ro
Submitted by Anita Clevenger on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:39pm
We're propagating this rose. A unique seedling that appeared in our garden about ten years ago, it continuously bears clusters of single flowers with a strong spicy fragrance. Without pruning, it's grown into a fountain-shaped shrub about five feet tall and six feet wide. It can be kept smaller with moderate pruning and shaping. A great landscape rose!