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22nd Annual Antique Rose Festival

April 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 Stop and Smell the Roses!

Please join us for the annual sale of heirloom roses.   Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase: rooted cuttings of many of our antique rose varieties and larger potted antique roses.  There are hundreds of roses in various sizes and Cemetery perennials available for purchase.

Saturday, April 15

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Almost 200 varieties of old garden roses, representing ancestors of modern roses, are planted along both sides of the historic old brick wall at Old City Cemetery and are scattered throughout the 27 acre site.  Rose walks are scheduled in May when they are at their peak bloom, check the website for details.

All sale proceeds benefit the continued preservation and interpretation of the Old City Cemetery, a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.  This event will be held rain or shine and is free to the public. (434) 847-1465 or visit www.gravegarden.org





Festival Schedule

Saturday, April 15, 2017
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Get the best selection of this year’s inventory!

Roses on sale daily, 10-3, Sunday 1-5 

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.

Guided Rose Tours

May 6 and 13, 10:00 a.m.

May 7 , 3:00 p.m.

May 12, 9:00 a.m.

 May 14, 3:00 p.m. – Special Guided Tour of Roses (Mother’s Day)
      May 20, 10:00 a.m.       



April 15, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Old City Cemetery
(434) 847-1465


Cemetery Grounds

All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

Please contact us for more information about the Old City Cemetery or any of these events.


Peak of Bloom for Antique Roses: Last two weeks of May

Peak of Bloom for Lotus Pond: July and August

Peak of Fall Foliage: Last two weeks of October

Peak of Bird Population: First week of June

Peak of Butterfly Population: August

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401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

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

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