Volunteers Needed to Prune Memorial Rose Garden
Source: City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation
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.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden at Mission Historical Park
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/RosePruning2020
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.
About the Parks and Recreation Department
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department proudly offers a wide range of parks, facilities, and programs designed to serve the needs of the community.
The Parks Division manages and maintains 360 acres of developed parkland and over 1,183 acres of open space parkland. The Parks Division staff is responsible for providing safe and high quality parks, open space, three miles of beaches, playgrounds, sports fields, street medians, right-of-way landscaping, building landscaping, and restrooms. Parks Division forestry staff maintain and manage over 42,000 street trees, park trees, and city facility trees for the benefit of residents, ensuring a safe and healthy community forest.