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Be Our Guest: Garden of Excellence Award

Be Our Guest: Garden of Excellence Award

You are cordially invited to the dedication of the Rose Garden's 2015 Garden of Excellence Award from the World Federation of Rose Societies. The ceremony will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and will include a garden tour and refreshments.

Come enjoy the Rose Garden, a Sacramento treasure created and maintained by volunteers - it contains nearly 500 antique and old garden roses found in sites throughout northern California.

Spring Beauties Awaken

Spring Beauties Awaken

Join Historic Rose Garden curator Anita Clevenger and Hamilton Square's Perennial Garden's manager Leslie Hurlburt to see and smell spring flowers that have emerged from a brief winter slumber and are blooming brightly throughout the gardens. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour either or both gardens, spending time with volunteers who created and care for them. The Sacramento Historic Rose Garden recently won the World Federation of Rose Societies' Garden of Excellence award, recognized for the volunteers' work to collect and preserve roses from the Mother Lode and beyond. Hamilton Square has been recognized for its creation of habitat for native bees. Both gardens are nestled among the cemetery's monuments, re-creating the garden cemetery that was established in 1849. In spring, the combination of blooms and tombs are at their best.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Rose Pruning Class

Rose Pruning Class

Learn everything you always wanted to know about pruning roses. The classes will be held on two Saturdays both at 9:00 a.m. Jan. 23: Repeat Blooming Roses. Jan. 30: Once-Blooming Old Garden Roses. Come to one class or both. All classes include hands-on pruning of the roses.

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The gardens of the Historic City Cemetery will be in full bloom during our annual Open Garden. The fragrance of the old roses of the award-winning Historic Rose Garden will fill the air as 500 roses clamber up trees, cover archways and bloom on big shrubs in this unique 19th century setting.  Perennial and native plant gardens will also be featured. The day begins with a sale of rare heritage rose plants and continues with free tours of the gardens and cemetery, a Silent Auction, and sales of rose merchandise.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance.  Tours are free; however, donations and proceeds will benefit cemetery preservation projects.

 

Cemetery Adventures for Children (3rd Grade and younger)

Cemetery Adventures for Children (3rd Grade and younger)

Bring your kids to this fun Cemetery Tour on Saturday, September, 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Do you have a child who is interested in the cemetery but would rather see bugs than burial records? Perhaps they'd like to take a peek into a mausoleum, learn about the animals that make their home here or hear a short tale about the exciting days of old. If so, this tour is for them. Specifically designed for children third grade and younger, this tour is more of an informal stroll to introduce kids to the many wonders the cemetery has to offer.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.
 

Rose Propagation Workshop @ The Old City Cemetery

Rose Propagation Workshop @ The Old City Cemetery

Historic Rose Garden volunteers and propagators will conduct a hands-on rose propagation workshop on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 10AM to noon.  Learn how to select the best plant material, how to prepare the cuttings and how to root them using the "terrarium" approach.  They will discuss how to grow the rooted cuttings into plants that are ready to be planted in the garden.  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to take home a few cuttings of their own. 

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-715-7294.

Old City Cemetery Event "Deadheading at Dusk"

Old City Cemetery Event  "Deadheading at Dusk"

Come join us on Monday, September 1 at 6:00 pm in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event.  We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.