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
ABC Roses video
Submitted by Judy Eitzen on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 8:50am
We were lucky with the weather and Stephen Scanniello spent Saturday, January 16 conducting hands-on workshops on pruning climbing roses in the Historic Rose Garden. More than eighty brave souls came out on a cool, misty day to learn from the master.
Submitted by Judy Eitzen on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:05am
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.
Submitted by Judy Eitzen on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 8:42am
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.
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!