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24th Annual Antique Rose Festival

April 13 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 3:00 pm

 Stop and Smell the Roses!

The Antique Rose Collection is the Soul of Our Grave Garden

Please join us for our annual Antique Rose Festival events and our sale of heirloom roses. 

Over 350 varieties of old garden roses, many of which are ancestors of modern roses, are planted along both sides of the historic brick wall and scattered throughout our 27 acres.  Walk along the brick wall, purchase your favorite roses, and attend one of our scheduled rose events. The month of May is when the roses are in their peak bloom.

Saturday, April 13

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase many of our antique rose varieties as one year, two year or three year old plants. There are hundreds of roses in various sizes and Cemetery perennials available for purchase.

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.  These events will be held rain or shine. 



Rose Festival & Sale Schedule

Rose Sale Begins    Saturday, April 13, 2019
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Get the best selection of this year’s inventory!

Mother’s Day Rose Crafts  Saturday, April 27, 10-11:30 am, & 2-3:30 pm 

Guided Rose Walk  Sunday, May 5, 3:30-4:30 pm

Wine & Roses Benefit Garden Party  Friday, May 10, 5:30-7:30 pm

Mother’s Day Rose Walk  Sunday, May 12, 3-4 pm 


The Antique Rose Festival is Generously Sponsored by:


April 13 @ 9:00 am
June 2 @ 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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