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Rose Garden Tour

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U.S. Botanic Garden
Rose in bloom at the National Garden in 2012

Thursday, May 22, 2014 — Beautiful, versatile, timeless, the rose is the United States national flower. See this flower on display in the U.S. Botanic Garden's Rose Garden, which is located in the National Garden and opened in 2006. The Rose Garden is a formal garden space dedicated to growing the rose without the use of fungicides or insecticides. The roses growing in the garden have been selected from many classes of roses grown today, both "Old Roses" and "Modern Roses." Which rose did Teddy Roosevelt demand for his lapel? Which rose did pioneer moms tuck into barrels of flour along with their china as they headed West in covered wagons? Which rose is so persistent and resilient that it is perfectly happy in today's Manhattan? Come stroll the paths, hear the roses' stories and see our beautiful organic rose garden! Please note: This tour is held outdoors. We suggest wearing sunscreen and protective clothing and bringing water. The tour is canceled if it rains or during times of extreme heat (heat index of 95 degrees or higher/Code Red weather alert).

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Tour meets on the National Garden Lawn Terrace
FREE: No pre-registration required

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