Free Rose Pruning Demonstration Set

Annual event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 10 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. 10 at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — The University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens will host its annual free rose pruning demonstration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 in the rose gardens.

Members of the Mountain View Rose Society, Botanic Gardens volunteers, UCCE Master Gardeners, and local experts will demonstrate how to prune hybrid tea, floribunda, miniature roses and climbers.

The demonstration is free but donations are accepted. There is no cost for parking in the Botanic Gardens parking lot or in lot 13. Door prizes will be awarded to selected attendees.

In case of rain on Jan. 11, the demonstration will be postponed to 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17.

An all-volunteer group of rose lovers maintains the rose garden for the public’s enjoyment. Anyone interested in taking part in this volunteer activity should contact the gardens at 951-784-6962 or

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.

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