Rose Pruning Workshop At Colonial Park

The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park will host the 2018 Rose Pruning Education Workshop on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission.

When they promised you a rose garden, they should have given you the know-how to keep it healthy and beautiful. The opportunity to gain the knowledge necessary for growing beautiful and sustainable roses is available from the Colonial Park Horticulture staff in collaboration with the Jersey Shore Rose Society.

On Saturday March 31, Colonial Park Gardens will present a free rose pruning workshop at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden from 9am to 12pm. After the training, participants will have the opportunity to help prune the roses. Please bring a pair of sharp pruning shears and gardening gloves. A limited number of pruners will be available to borrow. Please meet at the entrance of the Colonial Park Rose Garden, Parking Lot A.

The workshop is free but pre-registration is required by Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Participants may register at the Horticulture Office at Colonial Park Gardens, Lot F or by calling 908-722-1200, ext. 5721, Monday to Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Individuals with a hearing or speech impairment may use the NJ Relay Service at 711.

The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden is one acre in size and features over 3,000 roses of 325 varieties. From late spring through fall, the roses present a kaleidoscope of color, form, and fragrance. Visitors can view popular modern hybrids, species, and various classes of Old Garden Roses. All roses are clearly labeled for easy identification and only roses that thrive in central NJ are kept in the garden.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org

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