Antique Rose Festival Schedule
Join Us for a Celebration of Heirloom Roses!
Antique rose FESTIVAL & Sale
ANTIQUE ROSE SALE
Beginning Saturday, April 25, 2020 (through May 31)
9:00 am–3:00 pm
Rain or Shine
Come early to get the best selection of this year’s inventory!
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 400 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 Lanmark on the National Register of Historic Places.