May 03, 2011

2011 Spring Bloom Celebration at Gardens of the American Rose Center

MAY 6, 2011: NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Gardens of the American Rose Center is participating in the 3rd Annual National Public Gardens Day by offering free admission. Gardens are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
National Public Gardens Day is a national event created by the American Public Gardens Association in partnership with Rain Bird. It will be hosted by more than 500 botanic gardens, arboreta and zoos from coast to coast.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join us to enjoy our peak spring bloom! Visit with a variety of plant experts all in one place! Various plants, including roses will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
Dr. Allen Owings, Extension Specialist in Ornamental Horticulture working in commercial nursery crops and home grounds, with the LSU Agricultural Center, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. Dr. Owings has been with the Extension Service for several years and is rich in experience with the culture of ornamental plants. His research/demonstration project areas include plant evaluation, home grounds and commercial nursery crop best management practices (BMPs). Dr. Owings will be on hand to answer questions on a variety of plant topics. Betty Vickers, Old Garden Rose Specialist. Heritage Rose Foundation Officer and Rose Librarian, Founding Member of Heritage Rose District in New York, American Rose Society volunteer, former officer and member of the Dallas Area Rose Society and International Rose Show Judge in Paris, France. Betty will be on hand to answer questions about roses and other garden plants.

Saletha Clanton, Founding Member of Ark La Tex Rose and Garden Society in Shreveport, ARS member will provide information related to local gardening opportunities and region-specific issues about roses and other ornamental plants, and will have some roses and other plants on hand for sale. Ark La Tex Herb Society members Rose, Arline and Bobbie will have a table set up with information and will provide guidance pertaining to herbs, as well as refreshments for sale using herbs fresh from the garden.

MAY 8, 2011: MOTHER’S DAY IN THE GARDEN1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bring your mom to enjoy the roses! Gardens are open 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Information from Gardens of the American Rose Center
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