Rose Propagation Workshop

Join us on Saturday, September 7 for a class in propagating roses taught by one of our most successful propagators, Kathryn Mackenzie.

Learn techniques you can use at home to select cuttings, prepare cuttings and get results using the 'terrarium' technique for propagation.

The class will be held in the Historic Rose Garden and begins at 9:30.

Participants will have an opportunity to take and stick a few cuttings of their own to take home.

Parking is available on streets; note that a history tour is scheduled for 10 a.m., so plan to come early.

Historic Rose Garden Video

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

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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Cemetery Musk Seedling

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!

Historic Rose Garden

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

ABC Roses video

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