Hello: We are visiting from Canada and will be here until March 27th. Are the roses currently in bloom?Dirk Smit
Dirk,There is very little blooming right now, as we are just finishing up winter pruning of the entire Garden. There should be lots to look at in about three weeks.
Revitalize the Rose GardenPlease join us at the MCC Rose Garden as we revitalize and prune the garden for the spring! The MCC Rose Garden, a partnership between Mesa-East Valley Rose Society and the Mesa Community College is the largest public rose garden in the desert southwest and is the only significant public rose garden begun since 1974. The garden provides a beautiful setting for students and the public to enjoy our nation's national flower-the rose.Volunteers are need for a large scale pruning event on Saturday, January, 14th. Winter pruning will stimulate new growth and promote a spring burst of rose buds. This is a city-wide volunteer event where hundreds of volunteers are needed! Families, friends, faith-based groups, clubs and service organizations are welcome! 200 rose bushes will be raffled off for participating volunteers to take home at the conclusion of the pruning. (Roses donated by Star Roses). Registration required: Sign up here. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-fallAdditional Information:• Volunteers must be 14 or older. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes, long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and pruners, if available. Date: 01/14/2017 (Sat.)Time: 8:30am - 11:00am MSTLocation: 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202• Volunteer check in will begin at 8:30am. • Event begins at 9:00am. • Anticipated event end time is 11am. Questions:Steve Sheard MCC Rose Garden Board Chairperson602 334 7483 email@example.comThe Rose Garden at Mesa Community College
Are the roses still in bloom as late as the first week of October?
We do a light prune of the rose garden beginning the middle of September. The roses come back into full bloom the last week of October and will last through Christmas. In January we do the major prune.