March 12, 2009

Gardens of the American Rose Center hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children should bring Easter baskets for the prize-filled egg hunt which is divided by age groups. Guests may also take part in Easter-themed games and photos with Peter Cottontail before and after the egg hunt. Parents must accompany children to the event, and an adult must remain with each child under age 5 throughout the activities. Admission is $10 per car load. For more information, please contact Maria Scott at 318-938-5402 ext 101. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, April 5.



The Gardens of the American Rose Center is hosting an EarthKind™ Rose Symposium and Rose Sale on Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EarthKind™ roses produce spectacular blooms without the use chemicals and with very little water and pruning.

Speakers include: Dr. Steve George, Associate Professor & Horticulture Extension Specialist, Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, Dallas; Claude Graves, member of the Dallas Rose Society and Heritage Rose Foundation; Mark Chamblee, owner Chamblee Rose Nursery in Tyler; Gaye Hammond, nationally recognized rosarian of the Houston Rose Society; Dr. Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter, Consumer Horticulturist and Dr. Allen Owings, Professor of Horticulture - Nursery Crops and Commercial Landscaping, LSU AgCenter, Hammond Research Station.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Early registration is $75 has been extended to March 28, and then registration is $85. Registration includes garden admission, program materials, access to EarthKind™ specialists, lunch, snacks and an EarthKind™ trial rose. For more information, please contact call Ellen Trice at 318-938-5402.

Gardens of the American Rose Center is the home of the American Rose Society, created in 1974 through the contributions of rose lovers around the world. The 118-acre park contains more than 65 individual gardens with each bed and planting specially designed to demonstrate ways roses can be grown in the average home garden. It is conveniently located just off of I-20, Exit 5, in Shreveport, LA.

By: Maria Scott, Advertising/Marketing Manager, 318-938-5402 ext 101
Photo Credit: ARS website