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April 2019

24th Annual Antique ROSE SALE

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

Join us for the first day of our 24th Annual Antique Rose Sale.  We will have over 100 varieties of antique roses for sale as one, two and three year old plants, rooted from Old City  Cemetery's antique rose collection.  The sale will also include a small number of antique roses curated from select growers of old roses, as well as peonies and perennials. This is the largest sale of antique rose varieties in the Mid-Atlantic area.  This sale will…

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Mother’s Day Rose Crafts

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
$15.

A class for children and their adult to make a rose craft gift together for a mother or someone special.  Enjoy rose themed snacks while you create your personal gift.   Reservations required call 434) 847-1465 One Adult & One Child $15.00, Additional Child $5.00

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Mother’s Day Rose Crafts

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
$15.

A class for children and their adult to make a rose craft gift together for a mother or someone special.  Enjoy rose themed snacks while you create your personal gift.   Reservations required call 434) 847-1465  One Adult & One Child $15.00, Additional Child $5.00

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Medicinal Herbs of Old City Cemetery Class & Plant Walk

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
$15.

Introduction to Herbalism 1-3 pm,  Plant Walk 3:30-4:30 pm Herbs are supportive and valid for a range of health ailments and can be easily incorporated into your daily life. Walk the cemetery grounds, and learn about the benefits of these common herbs, their uses, and recommendations. Taste them, then learn to identify and incorporate these plants into your life using folk remedies in the form of teas, tinctures, and oils.   See the growing conditions of these herbs and harvesting methods. …

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May 2019

Rose Walk led by our Rosarian

May 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Explore our extensive rose gardens with Rosarian Kaye Moomaw.   Kaye's efforts to restore and improve our Antique Rose Collection has resulted in a healthier rose collection with a longer period of bloom.  Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes appropriate for the terrain.  

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Wine and Roses Benefit Garden Party

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$50.

Come celebrate the beauty of our Cemetery rose garden with an evening rose tour and cocktail reception. Enjoy a glass of rose wine or other beverage, with light hors d'oeuvres, while touring the grounds with our Rosarian Kaye Moomaw, and other rose specialists.  Flats & hats encouraged. Reservations required by April 26th. Call 434) 847-1465

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Mother’s Day Rose Walk 

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rose expert Bruce Christian will lead a special tour of our Cemetery roses.  He will share stories and tips on raising roses like Baltimore Belle, Rosa Rugosa, Aviateur Bieriot, Peggy Martin, the Yellow Rose of Texas and more. 

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Ask a Rosarian! 5th St Construction 25% Off Sale Continues…

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 1700 Memorial Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Do you have questions about growing antique roses? Rosarian Kaye Moomaw will be available to answer your rose questions and assist you with your purchase of any of our 75+ varieties of roses currently for sale.  All roses and gift baskets are 25% OFF until June 2nd.

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Ask a Rosarian! 5th St Construction 25% Off Sale Continues…

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 1700 Memorial Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Do you have questions about growing antique roses? Rosarian Kaye Moomaw will be available to answer your rose questions and assist you with your purchase of our any of our 75+ varieties of roses currently for sale.  All roses and gift baskets are 25% OFF until June 2nd.  

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Decoration Day

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Confederate Section

Bring cut flowers from home to lay on veterans graves.  A local tradition since 1866.  

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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.

 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

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