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Volunteers Needed!

Rose Pruning Day at the A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden

The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is calling all gardening enthusiasts for the annual A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden pruning event on Saturday, January 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The scenic A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, located in Mission Historical Park across from Mission Santa Barbara, contains more than 1,500 rose bushes and is maintained throughout the year by Parks and Recreation staff and members of the Santa Barbara Rose Society.

“The timeless beauty of the roses are nothing without the care and dedication from all of our volunteers,” Parks Supervisor Ramiro Arroyo said. “Every year there are comments made about how magnificent the roses look when they bloom after each pruning and every year we think they look better than the year before.”

Training and refreshments provided. Volunteers should bring a pair of garden gloves and pruning shears with them to the event. The garden is located just opposite the Santa Barbara Mission, on Plaza Rubio between Laguna Street and Emerson Avenue.

Please direct questions to Ramiro Arroyo at the Parks Division by calling (805) 897-1917.

Event Details

Saturday, January 11, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden at Mission Historical Park
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To learn more about rose pruning, arrive early to the event for a lesson, and attend a talk by Rose Society member Denise Speer on January 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Library.


Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
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