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October Encore in the Rose Garden

October Encore in the Rose Garden

Spring isn't the only time to visit the Historic Rose Garden. Many of the roses that early Sacramentans loved bloom again and again. Join curator Anita Clevenger to discover the old roses that take an encore in the fall, often with deeper colors and better flowers than earlier in the year. We will stroll, snip and sniff roses to our hearts' content in the midst of our beautiful, historic cemetery. Join us at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery for this special tour on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The tour is free, however, donations are gratefully accepted and benefit cemetery preservation. The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Rose propagation class

Rose propagation class

Historic Rose Garden volunteer propagators will conduct a hands-on rose propagation workshop to teach participants how to select the best plant material, prepare the cuttings and root them using the “terrarium” approach. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to take and stick a few cuttings of their own to take home with them. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Deadheading at Dusk

Deadheading at Dusk

Join volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s Rose Garden for deadheading at dusk. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the garden. If you have buckets and tools, please bring them, otherwise tools and training will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. The workshop is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support rose garden operations. Monday, June 4, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. till dark.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Romance & Roses

Romance & Roses

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Come walk through pathways covered in roses while you hear tales of love in years gone-by. Costumed docents and actors will tell about how couples met and how they died, and recount legends about roses, the symbol of love. Bring somebody you love, breathe in the perfume of the roses around you, and enjoy a lovely evening in our award-winning Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at https://romanceroses.bpt.me/. No tickets will be sold at the gate. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

"Primping Party"

"Primping Party"

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00a-12:00p The Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery will be hosting a "Primping Party" to weed and tidy up the cemetery plots in preparation for spring events. Adult volunteers (over 18 years old) are needed on Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please bring gloves and weeding tools if you have them. If you don't know how to pull weeds, we will teach you! Come enjoy our beautiful, historic cemetery and its award-winning rose garden, and help it look its best. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway in Sacramento, CA.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the tenth street gate. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more info, call (916) 448-0811.

Rose pruning classes

Rose pruning classes

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - The Historic Rose Garden at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery will again host Stephen Scanniello, a Great Rosarian of the World, president of the Heritage Rose Foundation and curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, for two pruning workshops. This is a chance to learn from an expert and to be regaled with many entertaining tales of roses and the people who grow them. The first, at 9 am, will focus on pruning climbing roses. The second, at 1 pm, will show techniques for pruning and rehabilitating mature plants. While our workshops are usually free, we would appreciate a minimum of $10 donation to be shared between the Heritage Rose Foundation and for expenses in the Historic Rose Garden. 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818 (916) 448-0811