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California Perfume in the Garden

California Perfume in the Garden

Brush by aromatic sages, sagebrushes, mints, mugworts, and more and be taken back in time to early California. Enjoy a sensory experience of scent, taste, and touch while learning about the many uses and habitat values of these fragrant plants of California. Visitors will be able to take home a baby sage while supplies last. Bring your curiosity and enjoy a wonderfully scented morning in the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden in Sacramento’s oldest cemetery. Free street parking is available on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery.

Deadheading at Daybreak

Deadheading at Daybreak

We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden. Late risers welcome! If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. Sacramento Historic Cemetery 1000 Broadway.

Old Garden Rose Class

Old Garden Rose Class

Join Rosarians Anita Clevenger, Bill Harp, and others for a fascinating lecture on old garden roses and tour of the rose garden. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00a-12:30p. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento.

Deadheading at Dusk

Deadheading at Dusk

Join volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s Rose Garden for deadheading at dusk. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the garden. Tools and training will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:00 p.m. till dark. This event recurs every first Monday of the month, except July 4th. The workshop is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support rose garden operations. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento.

Open Gardens

Open Gardens

Come join us for the sale of rare heritage roses and rose-related items, garden and history tours, and silent auction.

Saturday, April 9th from 9:30a-2:00p

Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway

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