Denver Rose Symposium is Set for Saturday

If you love roses, you’ll love Denver Rose Society’s annual symposium.

This year’s Denver Rose Society Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 26, marks its 40th year helping gardeners with their rose gardens.

Gates Hall, at the Denver Botanic Gardens, is the venue for the event. The symposium is free, with paid DBG admission. The morning event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The symposium is designed to helps rosarians of every experience level get more from their gardening experience. Rose lovers get to study the newest rose releases and learn ways to take the guesswork out of planting and maintaining their rose gardens.

Gwen Moore, owner of Gwen’s Mini Roses, will explain the newest rose varieties well-suited for Front Range gardens. Gwen will also review some new rose care products.

ARS Master Rosarian Joan Franson and ARS Rocky Mountain District Director and Consulting Rosarian Peggy Williams will present a month-by-month to-do list for rose pruning and other care.

Royal Franklin will present a short overview of his Mile-Hi Rose Feed and provide samples.

In addition to the speaker lineup, the symposium offers fun in the way of door prizes and light snacks. Offshoots Cafe will be also be open to purchase refreshments.

A limited supply of bare root roses will be available for sale for $15.00 each at the Symposium.

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