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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
Music (Hill City Eye & Ear Control)

PrintAvailable for Sale All Day--$8.95

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


May 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am
May 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm


Old City Cemetery
(434) 847-1465
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Cemetery Grounds
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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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.


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401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

Office: (434) 847-1465
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