Stop and Smell the Roses at the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden

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    May 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    2015-05-21T10:00:00-04:00
    2015-05-21T11:00:00-04:00

    We often hear the expression, “Stop and smell the roses” but sadly don’t take the time out of our busy schedules to do so. Now is your chance! On Thursday, May 21, Strowd Roses, Inc. invites you to visit the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden at 120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill to celebrate the beginning of its rose blooming season. The president of Witherspoon Rose Culture, David V.B. Pike, will be in the rose garden 10-11 a.m. to talk with visitors about his love for and care of roses. Muriel Williman, education and outreach coordinator for the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department, will be at the compost demonstration site behind the rose garden to share how you can compost at home. Walk among the sweet aromas and lush colors of the more than 350 bushes of 130 varieties of roses to take a deep breath, smell the roses and listen to the water fall from the garden’s beautiful copper fountain. The Rose Garden’s gazebo and benches scattered throughout the accessible walkways are bound to entice you to sit and stay a while.The rose garden is nestled beside the Town of Chapel Hill Community Center Park, Bolin Creek Trail, and a fabulous playground, so be sure to pack a lunch and spend some time exploring this town treasure. The rose garden is free and open to the public every day and can be reserved for special events at no charge. To learn more about the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden and Strowd Roses, Inc. charitable foundation, go to strowdroses.org.