2019 UGC GARDEN UPDATE
In 2019, our focus was to remove approximately 20 previously-planted varieties that were struggling in the Showcase Garden. We took extra steps to till their soil with rich amendments to give the replacement roses the best chance to thrive. Our investment paid off as the bareroot roses sprouted quickly and grew into healthy new bushes full with beautiful roses.
Plans currently under way to prepare for 2020 include the removal of approximately 10 rose varieties in the Showcase Garden. Not necessarily because they were not doing well but because we need to make room for new varieties arriving soon from Star Roses and Weeks Roses.
The year 2020 will mark the 45th Anniversary of the HRS and we hope that you will come out and join in some of our activities as we celebrate the success of growing roses in Hawaii.
The Honolulu Rose Society is pleased to have partnered with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources in developing what is currently the only public rose garden on the island of Oahu.
This quaint garden, while still in its infancy stages, already features over 215 fragrant and colorful rose bushes in over 70 rose varieties. The garden also features a unique rose pavilion designed to showcase colorful climbing roses and new rose varieties introduced during the current year.
We invite you to take your time to stroll through the rose garden. "Stop and smell the roses” and admire the beauty of our national flower growing in tropical garden-climate Zone 11. Yes, roses really can grow in the state of Hawaii and they can grow very well.
What's Happening at the Rose Garden
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