UCCE Master Gardeners Heritage Rose Garden ready for “prime time”
Spring has arrived with a vengeance! The UCCE Master Gardener’s Heritage Rose Garden is exploding in blooms and we are excited to welcome visitors to our Open Garden Days, the third Saturday of each month, from May through September.
The garden, located at 1324 Jackson Gate Road, near the historic Chichizola Store, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer tours, answer questions and share their knowledge. Select plants, propagated by the rose team, will be available for sale. Plans are to offer classes and workshops at this site soon.
The garden, dedicated to old roses, native plants and a selection of old favorite annuals and perennials, has matured immensely from 2019, when the plot was just a patch of weeds. Now, with the arrival of spring, it is bursting with color, fragrance and wildlife! Not only will visitors see a delightful collection of plants, but also a bounty of handcrafted features not to be missed, including benches, trellises and found-object art.
Visitors can wander through the garden on their own or be guided by a member of the rose team. Bloom times vary throughout the season, so visitors will be greeted with something new and wonderful each month. The garden is dedicated to promoting integrated pest management, propagation and energy-conserving garden practices. We hope to educate, encourage and inspire. Come see what’s in bloom.
All COVID protocols will be followed