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**CALENDAR ADVISORY**

February 16, 2012

Rose pruning demonstration at Woodland Park Rose Garden


Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org

  Photo credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

Join the Seattle Rose Society and Woodland Park Zoo staff for a rose pruning demonstration at Woodland Park Rose Garden on Saturday, March 3, noon-3:00 p.m. 

WHAT

Need tips on pruning roses, using proper tools and more? Come to Woodland Park Rose Garden for the annual rose pruning demonstration hosted by the Seattle Rose Society.

Learn where to cut, how much to cut, how to use your tools properly for correct cuts, the types of roses and respective pruning techniques. Gain insight into roses and how to care for them, get answers to your questions by rosarians, and hear a discussion about Woodland Park Zoo’s Natural Care Management Program used in the Rose Garden.

WHEN

Saturday, March 3, noon to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine

Light refreshments

WHERE

Woodland Park Rose Garden at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

COST

The demonstration and admission to the Rose Garden is free. Parking: $5.25 in the zoo’s South Entrance lot at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

INFO

For more information, call Woodland Park Zoo’s lead rose gardener at 206.548.2635. For general zoo information, visit www.zoo.org. Or call 206.548.2500 or 206.548.2599 (TTY).

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.

The Rose Garden offers a splendid setting for flower lovers to stroll the grass pathways circulating through 2½ acres of rose displays. The garden's extensive array of bush roses, hybrid teas, miniatures, climbers, and tree roses blends elegantly with the garden's formal architectural design to create a memorable showcase landscape.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in Washington state and in 50 countries around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

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