The Friends of Vintage Roses

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About The Rose Collection

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.

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Latest News from Our Curator

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 […]