WOOSTER, Ohio — Secrest Arboretum‘s Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance will have an heirloom rose sale at its June 11 open house. All the plants were started from plants that currently grow in the garden.
The garden is one of the largest collections of heirloom rose plants in the U.S.
Prices range from $10-20 and the plants are in one-gallon pots. Types to be sold include: Berlin, Paul Neyron, Ballerina, Ardoisse de Lyon, La France, Queen of the Musks, New Dawn, Veilchenblau, Handel, Golden Wings, Buff Beauty, Thomas Lipton, Hanseat, Crimson Shower, Bloomfield Dainty, groundcover rose (Rosa wichuriana), Harisons Yellow and Rosa virginiana.
The open house and sale hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be rose experts on site and self-guided walking tours. Attendees are encouraged to bring food for picnicking.
The garden and arboretum are part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster. Follow signs on the campus to the arboretum. For more information, call 330-263-3612 or visit the garden’s website at www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/rosegarden/.