Calling all rose enthusiasts. The Richmond Rose society is conducting its 74th annual Rose Show at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens this weekend May 28-29, 2011.
Open to the public, “A Rainbow of Roses” consists of awards as well as classes and activities.
The most prestigious judged category of the show is the Queen of the Hybrid Tea roses. The process of maintaining an award-winning rose can take as long as 10 months in Virginia, making it all the more impressive. Judging of the roses measures foliage, proportion of stem to rosebud, color, form, substance, number of petals in blooms, and no spots or visible sprays.
One of the new class offerings at this weekend’s event surrounds growing easy-maintenance roses that require less upkeep for people wanting to ease into gardening. Exhibitors from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina are expected to show.
The show begins on Saturday May 28th from 1 p.m. to 4p.m. and continues on May 29th from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is set at $10 for Adults and $6 for Children.
For more information click<a href=http://www.richmondrosesociety.com”">here</a>.