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Pruning Day Is Back! Volunteers Needed to Prune Rose Bushes at the A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden

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Rose Society and City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department to Host Annual Pruning Event at Local Park

The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is calling all gardening enthusiasts for Rose Pruning Day, the annual A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden pruning event on Saturday, January 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The iconic A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, located in Mission Historical Park across from Mission Santa Barbara, contains over 1,500 rose bushes. Parks and Recreation Department staff and Santa Barbara Rose Society members take care of the rose bushes in the garden throughout the year.

"The timeless beauty of the roses is nothing without the care and dedication from all of our volunteers," Parks Supervisor Ramiro Arroyo said. "Every year, there are comments made about how magnificent the roses look when they bloom after each pruning, and every year we think they look better than the year before."

Training and refreshments provided. Volunteers should bring a pair of garden gloves and pruning shears with them to the event. The garden is opposite the Santa Barbara Mission, on Plaza Rubio between Laguna Street and Emerson Avenue.

Please direct questions to Ramiro Arroyo at the Parks Division by calling (805) 897-1917 or emailing ParksAndRec@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

Event Details

Day/Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden at Mission Historical Park

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1x3wGSCT3

Rain Day: If it rains on January 8, Rose Pruning Day will happen on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

About the Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department proudly offers a wide range of parks, community centers, sports facilities, and recreation programs designed to serve our community's needs.

The Parks Division manages and maintains 360 acres of developed park land and over 1,180 acres of open-space parkland. The Parks Division staff provides safe and high-quality parks, open space, three miles of beaches, playgrounds, sports fields, street medians, right-of-way landscaping, building landscaping, and restrooms. Parks Division forestry staff maintain and manage over 42,000 street trees, park trees, and city facility trees for the benefit of residents, ensuring a safe and healthy community forest.

Please follow us on social media, where you’ll always find us as @SBParksAndRec, or visit our website to learn more about what we do: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ParksAndRec. To sign up for news about all things SB Parks and Rec, please visit bit.ly/LoveParksAndRec.



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