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Rose pruning advice at Woodland Park Zoo

Gardening experts will demonstrate rose pruning from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Woodland Park Zoo’s Rose Garden, near the south entrance. Both the demonstration and admission to the Rose Garden is free. (Parking in the zoo’s lot will cost you $5.)

Need tips on pruning roses, using proper tools and more? Come to the Woodland Park Rose Garden for the annual rose pruning demonstration hosted by the Seattle Rose Society. The demonstration will include many annual rose pruning practices such as where to cut, how much to cut, how to use your tools properly for correct cuts, the types of roses and respective pruning techniques. Learn about roses and how to care for them, get answers to your questions by rosarians, and hear a discussion about Woodland Park Zoo’s organic management and IPM techniques used in the Rose Garden.

The event happens rain or shine. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the zoo’s senior rose gardener at 206-548-2635.

The Seattle Rose Society was started in 1913, making it the oldest horticultural society in the Seattle area. An active and enthusiastic organization, the Society has a roster of over 200 members from all over Puget Sound, the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Members have a wide variety of interests in roses, including gardening, hybridizing, arranging and exhibiting roses. The Society was instrumental in the founding of the Woodland Park Rose Garden in 1924 with the help of the Lions Club.