Antique Rose Festival Schedule


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



Beginning Saturday, April 13, 2019 (through June 2)
 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Rain or Shine
Come early to get the best selection of this year’s inventory!

Smaller Roses…..$25
Medium Roses…..$35
Larger Roses…..$50
 Various Perennials…..$15
Panorama Pay-Dirt Compost…..$10
April 27 –  10 am & 2 pm  Mother’s Day Rose Crafts
 May 10  –    5:30  pm      Wine & Roses Benefit Garden Party

Come celebrate the beauty of the Cemetery roses with an evening rose tour and cocktail reception. 

Guided ROSE Garden Tours
May 5  –  3:30 pm Led by Rosarian Kaye Moomaw
May 12  –  3 pm – Special Guided Tour for Mother’s Day 
June 2  –  1 – 5 pm –  Final Day of the Antique Rose Sale


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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