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20th Annual Antique Rose Festival
May 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - May 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Please join us for a 3-day celebration of heirloom roses!
Friday, May 8
5:00–8:00 p.m. Premium Rose Presale
Here’s your chance to have first pick from our rare rose inventory, fresh from the greenhouse. Drop in any time between 5 and 8.
Due to health concerns, the Doug Seidel lecture and reception has been canceled. We will bring Doug back later in the year or next spring. Stay tuned!
Saturday, May 9
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Guided Rose Walks Led by Bruce Christian
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Garden Tool Sharpening ($5 per tool, no chain saws please)
Ongoing All Day:
Planting and Fertilizing Demonstrations
Personalized Rose Advice
Mystery Rose Identification
Kids Activities & Mother's Day Gifts
Delicious Food & Beverages by Crisp (Food Truck) Special Goat Petting Zoo
Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day)
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Picnic with Mom Among the Roses
3:00 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of Cemetery Roses
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.
SEASONS IN THE CEMETERY
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