Antique Rose Festival

Join Us for a Six-Week Celebration of Heirloom Roses!



Beginning Saturday, April 15, 2017 (through May 31)
 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine
Come early to get the best selection of this year’s inventory!
Smaller Roses…..$20
Larger Roses…..$35
Premium Roses…..$45
Various Perennials…..$15
Panorama Pay-Dirt Compost…..$7.95
Billy Doux Goat Manure…..$10
Mills Magic Rose Mix Fertilizer…$17.95

Peak Rose Bloom
May 1-15

Rose Illustration Workshop
 May 15-16

Antique roses are the soul of the gravegarden. Study and paint these
horticultural treasures in watercolor with botanical artist Tica Sydnor.
Fee is $125 per person. Call (434) 847-1465 to register.

Guided Rose Tours
May 6 – 10:00 a.m.
May 7 – 3:00 p.m.
May 12 – 9:00 a.m.
May 13 – 10:00 a.m.
May 14 – 3:00 p.m. – Special Guided Tour for Mother’s Day
May 20 – 10:00 a.m.

Chapel Concert
May 21 – 3:00 p.m. – Soulsters from the Hill


Stop and Smell the Roses!

Old City Cemetery is now home to the largest public collection of heirloom roses in the state of Virginia. Over 350 old garden roses, representing the ancestors of modern roses, are planted along both sides of the Cemetery’s historic “old brick wall,” as well as scattered throughout the 27 acre site. A special rose garden near the Pest House Medical Museum honors heritage rose pioneer Carl Cato.

All rose sale proceeds benefit the continued preservation and interpretation of the Old City Cemetery, a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.

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401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

Office: (434) 847-1465
Fax: (434) 856-2004
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