Update on Sacramento Historic Rose Garden

By Anita Clevenger, Historic Rose Garden Curator

On Feb 19, 2016, the City of Sacramento issued guidelines for gardens in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery that required removal of all trellises in the Historic Rose Garden. Climbing roses are one of the hallmarks of this garden, and their removal to a perimeter fence would greatly diminish its character and educational value. Garden volunteers were given until March 19 to comply, or to get a plan approved to move all roses and remove all trellises no later than 1 Dec.

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The Heritage Roses Group, formed in 1975, as a fellowship of those who care about Old Garden Roses, Species Roses, Old or Unusual Roses - particularly those roses introduced into commerce prior to the year 1867. Its purposes are to preserve, enjoy, and share knowledge about the Old Roses.

The Heritage Roses Group of the United States inspired the establishment of similar groups in Australia, England, New Zealand, and France.

In the USA, members are located across the country, in five different Regional Groups: SouthWest (includes all of California), NorthWest, SouthCentral, NorthCentral, NorthEast, and SouthEast -- with a Regional Coordinator for each area.

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