OARDC Rose Garden to Hold Open House June 9
Some 1,500 heirloom rose plants will be featured when OARDC's Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance holds a free open house June 9. (K.D. Chamberlain image.)
Ohio -- Last year’s mild winter should mean “a grand display of blooms” this
spring, said Kelly King, caretaker of Wooster’s Garden of Roses of Legend and
Romance, which will hold its free annual open house from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. on June
garden, which spans three acres and is home to about 1,500 heirloom rose plants,
is part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest
Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave.
in the garden, which are also called antique, old garden or old-fashioned roses,
should be in peak bloom at the time of the event.
garden is a one-of-a-kind garden,” King said. “It’s such a peaceful atmosphere.
You’ll see birds, lots of flowers and walking paths until your heart’s
roses are types that came before the first modern hybrid rose in 1867. They
feature a wide range of fragrances, plant forms, and flower shapes and colors.
different varieties are represented in the garden. “You’ll see roses that don’t
even look like typical roses,” King said.
be self-guided tours, experts on hand to answer
questions, dulcimer music, and the sale of a limited number of rose plants, all of them
propagated from plants that grow in the garden.
far for the sale are these varieties (more may be added):
of the Prairie
of the Musks
information, call 330-263-3612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
the research arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and