Deadheading at Dusk

 Join volunteers as we gather at dusk to spend time among the roses, removing spent blossoms and generally tidying up the garden as the sun goes down.  Removing old blooms encourages new blossoms to appear after the spring flush of flowers.

Tools will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Bring your favorite garden gloves and join us.

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  Park on the street.  Cemetery gates close at 7:00 p.m.; there is a one-way walking exit.


Old Garden Rose Classes

Springtime Classes will be held in the Historic Rose Garden over three consecutive Sunday afternoons.  These FREE sessions will offer visitors an opportunity to learn about classes of old garden roses.  Many of these are roses brought to California from Europe and the eastern US by pioneers.  Anita Clevenger, Historic Rose Garden Curator will join other volunteers in classes that will include walking through the garden to learn about these wonderful roses.

Historic Rose Garden Video

Historic Rose Garden video is now available on YouTube.  It can be seen by clicking "Read More"

Cemetery Planting Guidelines & Controversy

Thanks to all who attended the Preservation Commission Meeting on April 13.

Remembering Barbara

It was fitting to celebrate Barbara Oliva's life in the Historic Rose Garden that she worked in for so long and also fitting the roses received a much needed drizzling rain on her day.

Historic Rose Garden

The Historic Rose Garden includes more than 500 old garden roses from a variety of sources and sites.  The collection includes some unique roses, not found anywhere else.  Click here for a  catalog of roses in the garden.


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