Events 2021

our may 1st garden tour has been cancelled

Sonoma County Health Orders will continue in effect through May 1st, and we have been advised that no permit can be issued for our planned public tour of Susan Feichtmeir’s garden. It is a great disappointment to all of us at the Friends of Vintage Roses. We know that many of you had looked forward to visiting the garden. We hope that by next year it may be possible to reschedule.

The Friends Spring Rose Plant Sale

This means that we will not have plant pickups at that site on May 1st. Instead we will have our first rose sale plant pickups on the weekend of May 8th and 9th at the site of our collection in Sebastopol. Full instructions will be sent with your order confirmation. We encourage you all to come online to our Virtual Plant Sale, and order some rare and beautiful roses from the collection we preserve. I hope to see you all here on our plant pickup days in May.

For Guardians of the Rose look out for our simple list of roses coming to you later today for placing an order tomorrow. Our list will go to all our supporters on Saturday, and be posted online on our Rose Sales page.

Spring Rose Sale Begins April 24th Online

For our virtual Spring Rose Sale event, see our Rose Sales page:

What’s Up in 2021—Dirt days!

Like so many Americans we are sheltering in place, gardening in place and caring for our roses. The joy of gardening and of living with the beauty and history of roses give us plenty of reasons to be grateful and content in these challenging times. We hope you too are finding delight, benefitting from the sunshine and being at one with nature.

As social distancing restrictions begin to ease, we expect to begin our Dirt Days for 2021 in late May or June. We will be propagating roses for our Fall Sale and for 2022 fundraising. Our new Dirt Days work area for cuttings prep will be up and ready to offer a safe outdoor work environment. Check on our Dirt Days page in May for an update on plans.