CAMDEN — Merryspring Nature Center will host its annual Rose Day celebration on Tuesday, July 5, beginning at 12 p.m.
Founded by late rosarian and musician Glenn Jenks, Rose Day is a Merryspring tradition going back 30 years. The annual event celebrates the growing, blooming, history, and appreciation of these ancient and world-renowned plants. This year’s Rose Day will feature an outdoor presentation by rosarian Peter Kukielski titled “Rethinking the Rose Garden.”
Kukielski is the former curator at the New York Botanical Garden’s Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and author of Rosa: The Story of a Rose and Roses Without Chemicals. Kukielski will speak about his own history growing roses, his time at the New York Botanical Garden, and the changes he implemented to make the Rockefeller Garden more sustainable.
Following the presentation, Merryspring trustee and avid rose gardener Susan Shaw will lead the group on a driving tour of several area rose gardens, allowing guests to view roses growing in a variety of settings, with different styles, cultivars, and growing conditions.
This program is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by the First National Bank.
This talk will take place in Merryspring’s Hexagon, with no pre-registration is required.
The cost of this program is $5, with free admission granted for Merryspring members. Carpooling is encouraged during the Rose Tour.
Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden, behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-2239.