Rose Pruning Event at the A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden Canceled
Source: City of Santa Barbara
The annual January rose-pruning volunteer day at the A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden is canceled this year because of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department announced [this week].
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, maintained throughout the year by Parks Division staff, volunteers, and members of the Santa Barbara Rose Society.
“The timeless beauty of the roses is enhanced by the care and dedication from all of our volunteers,” Parks Supervisor Ramiro Arroyo said. “Every year, after each pruning, the roses put out a magnificent bloom to the delight of park visitors and garden volunteers. Each time, we think they look better than the year before.”
This year, individual volunteers will continue to prune the rose bushes at the garden, with extra help from Parks Division staff. Because the pruning must happen in January, the event will not be rescheduled later this year.
Please direct questions to Ramiro Arroyo – Parks Supervisor at the Parks Division by calling (805) 897-1917.
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