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As part of the Richmond Rose Society Show, join us for a special workshop A Year in the Rose Garden, free with Garden admission.Connie Hilker presents A Year in the Rose Garden

Pre-registration required due to capacity limitations.

There is not much difference between a rose garden and any other sort of garden.  All gardens require a series of simple tasks performed on a relatively flexible schedule. The results of that attention to your garden will reward your effort. This program gives a month-by-month outline of what to do to have a rose garden you love. Connie Hilker is a longtime rose collector and operated Hartwood Roses, a former specialty rose nursery. Hilker will be selling and signing copies of her book Heritage Roses: A Collection of Essays and Lessons after her program.

Masks: Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond Rose Society
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This program is open to the public and free with regular Garden admission. Preregistration required due to limited capacity.  Held in the Robins Room, Robins Visitors Center.

Connie Hilker is a lifelong gardener with more than 500 varieties of roses in her personal collection.  She manages the documentation, preservation, and restoration of the historic rose collection at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, and is the rose consultant at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Connie can often be found visiting cemeteries, house museums, and old home sites; traveling and presenting programs about rose history, care, and propagation; or quietly working in her own garden in Hartwood, Virginia. She shares her garden, projects, pets and travels on Instagram @hartwoodroses.

This program is part of the Richmond Rose Society Show, an exhibit of roses at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on September 4-5, 2021, and presented by the Richmond Rose Society.