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South Suburban to host rose pruning workshop at War Memorial Rose Garden

South Suburban to host rose pruning workshop at War Memorial Rose Garden

Apr 03 2019

Are you stumped about how to prune roses? Learn how to safely and properly care for roses by joining us at our free annual rose pruning workshop led by our professional horticulturist and rosarians, along with area master gardeners and members of the Denver Rose Society.

The valuable hands-on training event is Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at South Suburban's War Memorial Rose Garden, across the street from Sterne Park. The War Memorial Rose Garden is dedicated to veterans who have served in America’s wars.  The garden features more than 2,000 varieties of roses. What better place to learn how to care for our national flower?

All you'll need to bring is a sharp pair of bypass pruning shears and leather gloves. Knee pads are also helpful. A limited number of shears will be available to borrow. Enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to win some fabulous gardening-themed door prizes. In case of inclement weather, the alternate date will be Saturday, May 11.

If you plan to volunteer, please contact Vanessa Greenhouse at, or call 303.721.8478, ext. 68480. We want to be sure to have enough refreshments for everyone.