Preserving our collection cannot be realized without the volunteer efforts of many, and without the financial support to provide adequate care and maintenance.
Stay updated on what's going on by filling out this convenient form.
Did you know that monthly contributions provide an efficient way of sustaining this rose preservation effort?
View these galleries to help find and preserve historic rose varieties.
The Friends of Vintage Roses owns and maintains the historic roses from the "Lowery-Robinson" collection, currently located in Sebastopol, California, about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Rosarians world-wide consider the collection to be one of the most comprehensive multiple-class collections of old roses ever assembled.
In late May this year our collection of roses faced a new peril. Funding for hired help had diminished just at a time when we most needed the extra help. As I dragged hoses through the container plants to water—the start of a long, dry summer—I realized just how fragile those plants were. Three thousand […]