Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 11 am to 3:30 pm
Veteran's Memorial Building
1325 Portland Ave
Albany, CA 94706
Over 100 feet of beautiful roses! Purchase heirloom and hard-to-find roses from specialty nurseries. Rose experts will be available to answer questions. Vendors will be selling rare perennials, crafts, china, books, greeting cards, calendars, honey, jam, jewelry, and clothing, all inspired by roses.
"We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world
has been accomplished without passion."
Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831
The Heritage Rose Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1986, devoted to the preservation of old roses.
Rosalia—A Rose Festival
May 18th, 2019—Sebastopol, CA 95472
What: a gathering of rose lovers, a discovery about roses, their history and how to grow them, a sale of rare roses and companion plants, an adornment with roses
Where: Wischemann Hall, 465 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA
When: Saturday, May 18th from 11 am until 3 pm.
Who: The Friends of Vintage Roses, a nonprofit established to preserve an historic collection of several thousand roses, based in Sebastopol, CA, in Sonoma County, and sharing curatorship of the roses with preservation-minded individuals and groups across the United States.
Our website: thefriendsofvintageroses.org
Why: To aid in the work of the volunteers who maintain and help to preserve a great collection of old and classic roses
Goals of the Heritage Rose Foundation
The collection of roses originating in the nineteenth century or earlier and roses with particular historic, educational, or genetic value (heritage roses).
The establishment of one or more gardens wherein heritage roses may be grown and displayed.
The advancement of research and investigations into heritage roses, including history, identification, genetics and breeding, propagation, diseases and pests, and suitability for landscape use.
The publishing and dissemination of information about heritage roses, including any and all research that emanates from the foundation.
The establishment and maintenance of a library of books, periodicals, research papers, manuscripts, catalogues, and other items to facilitate further research and investigation into heritage roses.
The establishment of public knowledge of heritage roses through seminars, meetings, forums, panels, lectures, tours and exhibits designed to encourage and increase the public's perception of heritage roses.