Update on Sacramento Historic Rose Garden

By Anita Clevenger, Historic Rose Garden Curator

On Feb 19, 2016, the City of Sacramento issued guidelines for gardens in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery that required removal of all trellises in the Historic Rose Garden. Climbing roses are one of the hallmarks of this garden, and their removal to a perimeter fence would greatly diminish its character and educational value. Garden volunteers were given until March 19 to comply, or to get a plan approved to move all roses and remove all trellises no later than 1 Dec.

About Us

Our group was established in 2001 as a Chapter of the nation-wide Heritage Rose Groups.
In keeping with the goals of our parent group, it is our purpose to preserve, enjoy, and share knowledge about Old, or Endangered Roses.

If you are familiar with the structure of local American Rose Society affiliates, Heritage Rose Groups may seem "different" to you.HRG founder, Miriam Wilkins, tells us to: 

"Set out with a light heart, for you need meet only when it is convenient."

A few HRG chapters meet monthly, some twice-yearly, and some 3 to 4 times a year. For the present, we meet "in the flesh" quarterly. Between meetings, many Gold Coast members keep in touch through an Internet Listserver Group established for that purpose. Our Newsletter, "Gold Coast Roses," is mailed quarterly. See a sample of the newsletter.

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