Sharon Hanes, Rosarian and USBG Volunteer
Beautiful, versatile, and timeless, the rose is the U.S. national floral emblem. Opened in 2006, the USBG Rose Garden is a formal garden space dedicated to growing the rose without the use of fungicides or insecticides. The roses growing in the garden have been selected from many classes of roses grown today, both "Old Roses" and "Modern Roses." Learn about brand-new 21st-century roses that have been hybridized specifically for disease resistance. They will make your rose garden "greener" and so much easier to maintain. Which rose did Teddy Roosevelt demand for his lapel? Which rose is so persistent and resilient that it is perfectly happy in today's Manhattan? Come stroll the paths, hear the roses' stories, and see our beautiful rose garden! Please note: This tour is held outdoors. We suggest wearing sunscreen and protective clothing and bringing water. The tour is canceled if it rains or during times of extreme heat (head index of 95 degrees or higher/Code Red weather alert).
DATE: Friday, May 11
TIME: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATON: Tour meets on the National Garden Lawn Terrace
FREE: No pre-registration required