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Roses 101

Join the Rose Garden horticulturist, Laurie McMinn, for this introduction to rose gardening. Learn best practices for pruning and spend time in the Rose Garden for hands-on demonstrations. Laurie also discusses region-specific rose gardening and highlights some new, successful cultivars.

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.

All programs are subject to change.

Register Member $35

Register Non-Member $42

Saturday, March 5, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Details

Rose Pruning 101

GES: HL, 2.5, elective*

*This class offers 2.5 hours of elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  Non-certificate students welcome.

About the Instructor

Laurie McMinn is the horticulturist for Lewis Ginter’s Louise Cochrane Rose Garden. Previously she was the Historic Grounds Supervisor at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg.  This is a historic site with antique roses whose origins date back to the 1500s. She also worked for Saunders Brothers Nursery for 15 years, developing and managing their growth regulator program for annuals and perennials in 85 greenhouses.  She is a VNLA Certified Horticulturist, and is an officer in the American Boxwood Society.  She maintains an extensive cutting garden at her own house.