Free Rose Pruning Demonstration at UC Riverside

Event will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

A volunteer demonstrates how to prune a rose.

A free rose pruning demonstration will he held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens will host the annual free rose pruning demonstration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at its rose garden.

Members of the Mountain View Rose Society, Botanic Gardens volunteers, master gardeners and local experts will demonstrate how to prune hybrid tea, floribunda, miniature roses and climbers. Door prizes will be awarded to selected attendees.

The event is free, although donations are accepted. There is also a nominal fee for parking in the Botanic Gardens lot and overflow parking lot 10. In case of rain on Jan. 12, the demonstration will be postponed until 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19.

An all-volunteer group of rose lovers works to maintain the health and beauty of the rose garden for the public’s enjoyment. People interested in taking part in this community service should contact the gardens at 951-784-6962 or ucrbg@ucr.edu.

The Botanic Gardens cover more than 40 acres and feature nearly 3,000 plant species from around the world. Enjoy beautiful vistas and numerous scenic trails, including gentle pathways graded for wheelchair access. A wide array of blooming plants can be seen year around. There is a nominal fee for visitor parking. For more information visit: www.gardens.ucr.edu.

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