Pacific Rose Society has been maintaining the over 2,000 roses in the beautiful Wrigley Gardens, the home of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, for over twenty five years. We meet there every Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. to remove all spent blooms (deadheading) of the roses and watching for diseases that might be starting. We remove all branches that might be in bad shape because of the age of some of the rose plants.
Immediately after the New Year Rose Parade we start pruning the roses, getting them ready for their winter nap. We also plant all the new bareroot roses that arrive. Wrigley Gardens is an All-America Rose Selection (AARS) test garden, so we have all the newest roses in the garden a year before they are on the market. Wrigley Gardens is a wonderful place to see many rose varieties when you wish to start a new garden or add to the old ones. You can see how these roses grow in Southern California and how tall the rose bushes will grow.
Wrigley Gardens are located on the same property as the historic Wrigley Mansion (officially called Tournament House).
Wrigley Gardens is open to the public for all people to come and enjoy the roses. There is no charge for visiting the garden. The address is Pasadena Tournament of Roses, 391 South Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91184.
Bartje Miller, Garden Director Emeritus of the Wrigley Garden, Served 23 years as volunteer Garden Director. On May 6, 2010 she was given Emeritus Status and had this beautiful rose named in her honor, 'Garden Director Bartje Miller'.
Janet Raymond was named the new Garden Director of Wrigley Garden at the Pacific Rose Society Dinner held on May 6, 2010. She was also presented with the Bronze Honor Medal by Past-President of PRS Don Lorenzini.
For more information about Pacific Rose Society volunteer work at Wrigley Gardens, please contact the PRS Garden Director Janet Raymond.