Roses are a celebration! In our climate, they can offer you almost year round beauty and flowersin the garden and as cut flowers in a vase for the house. And, while roses are one of the most popular plantings in the home garden, they can be challenging; challenging, but doable. FEAR NOT, help is on the way!|
Workshop instructor Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UCSC, will go over site selection/soil improvement, selecting rose varieties, fertilizing, pest and disease control, the yearly growth cycle and attendant care. The workshop will also feature a demo on winter pruning and planting bare root roses, plus how to take cuttings and propagate your own roses.
The focus will be on modern bush roses (hybrid teas/grandifloras/floribundas) plus the stunning David Austin roses, but heirloom and climbing roses will be covered as well.
Cost of the workshop is $30 general admission; $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, and certified UC Master Gardeners; $5 for UCSC students.
Or pay at the door (cash or check only): $40 for general public, $30 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, UC Master Gardeners, and $15 for UCSC students.
Rainout date is Saturday, February 22; full refund if you cannot attend on the rainout date.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to park and walk to the garden. The Chadwick Garden is located at the corner of McLaughlin Drive and Merrill Road. Free public parking is available in the Merrill Parking Lot #119. Directions to the Chadwick garden.
Click here if you're interested in finding out about how to join the Friends of the Farm & Garden.
If you prefer to pre-register for this class by mail (no service charge), please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
attn: Rose Workshop
Please include your contact information (phone and email) with your check.
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Alan Chadwick Garden (View)
Corner of McLaughlin Drive and Merrill Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Dog Friendly: No|