Rose Garden and Volunteers
The Center's Rose Garden loves volunteers, they make the garden bloom. The Garden exists largely because of volunteers that care for it on a seasonal basis.
This rose garden is a cooperative project between The Center and Piedmont Master Gardeners. It’s a demonstration garden, and Master Gardeners work with center members and others in the community to maintain it from March through November for teaching all aspects of rose care.
As outreach agents of the state’s Cooperative Extension, Piedmont Master Gardeners bring horticultural science from Virginia’s land-grant universities to gardeners of all ages to benefit the community in multiple ways — one of which is contributing to physical and emotional health.
While some gardeners specialize, most do it all, working with a range of botanicals and planting from seeds, seedlings, grafts or bulbs. And though it can be as physically demanding as you want it to be — digging, planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, deadheading, pruning, winterizing — there is a role for everyone.
Someone once said that a gardener’s work is never done. There is always rose and bloom work at The Center! Contact us if you would like to volunteer with our rose garden crew.
The Rose Garden also is a welcome respite from the hectic pace, a peaceful place to “stop and smell the roses” for our members and community.