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2024 SymROSEium

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Rose Gardens – Today and Tomorrow

DRS’s Annual SymROSEium

April 20, 2024 – 9:30AM to


Mitchell Hall, Denver Botanic Gardens


Spring is just around the corner and a wonderful way to start the spring rose growing season is to attend the annual SymROSEium at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Our guest speakers this year are Rachel Burlington and Harriett McMillan.  Rachel, a horticulture industry professional for over ten years, is the current curator of the International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park in Portland, Oregon and co-founder of the non-profit, Women in Horticulture.  She also serves on the Pacific Northwest’s Great Plant Picks committee. Rachel will speak on the test garden and the future of roses.  


Harriett has been a Horticulture Specialist at Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center in Arvada for over 34 years and was awarded the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association’s 2024 Hall of Fame Award at the ProGreen EXPO.  Harriett will speak on her favorite companion perennials to plant with roses.


High Country Roses will have a table of blooming roses for sale and the membership table will have the new edition of ‘Growing Roses in Colorado’.  We also will be taking pre-orders for ‘Darn Good Fertilizer’ produced by Great Big Plants. Admission to DRS events at DBG are always free for DRS members, please be prepared to show your membership card at the ticket counter. Invite your friends and neighbors but give them a heads up they will need a timed ticket which is available at https://www.botanicgardens.org/tickets-log 


Mark your calendars and don’t miss these two great speakers! 



April 20
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Denver Rose Society


Denver Botanic Gardens – Mitchell Hall
1007 York Street
Denver , Colorado 80206 United States
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