Virtual Rose Sale

Volunteers propagated more than 400 roses for the cancelled Open Garden and are now offering them to the public in a virtual sale.  Interest was immediate after a FaceBook posting and some 29 varieties remain.  Interested buyers can email requests to by June 6.  Roses will be assembled for pickup by June 12.  Please arrange an appointment to pickup your purchased roses at

2020 Rose Garden Events

Historic Rose Garden - 2020 Events

In view of uncertain conditions regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, scheduled 2020 events Historic Rose Garden Events have been cancelled through summer.

Future on-site events, tours and volunteering will depend on City, County and/or state restrictions.  Updates will be posted here.

September 12 – Propagation Class – 10 am

October 17 - October Encore tour –10 am

October 24 Make a Difference Day  Americorps team on site 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

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!


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