September 28 Sequim Botanical Garden “Work to Learn” Party on Selecting and Planting Roses

Yellow Celebration Roses at the Terrace Garden
Yellow Celebration Roses at the Terrace Garden – photo by Renne Emiko Brock

On Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 PM, the Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites you to their “Work to Learn” Party Presentation on Selecting and Planting Roses with Elaine Webber at the Terrace Garden in Carrie Blake Community Park. This presentation will cover the critical importance of knowing how to select roses not just for beauty and fragrance, but for plant healthiness, longevity and blossom production. Discussion will include how to select roses that are pest and disease resistant as which varieties are best for different soils, spaces and microenvironments. While you are there in the garden, learn how you can contribute to the future Sequim Botanical Garden Society Rose Garden construction.

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society is a volunteer partner with the City of Sequim and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide educational information and a visual demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with research-based horticultural practices near the band shell in Carrie Blake Community Park. Connect with us online or via email for inspiring and educational volunteer opportunities in the garden.

On September 28, look for yellow signs and you will find the parking near the water reuse area and band shell are the closest to the Terrace Garden. These “Work to Learn” Parties are an opportunity for novice and seasoned gardeners to volunteer together to cultivate what makes our community distinctive and flourishing. If you want to help work with weeds hands on, please bring your gardening gloves, your tools, sunscreen, and hats. You don’t have to get in the dirt to learn, just come mingle with other members of the community dedicated growing a botanical garden that will enchant and educate visitors near the band shell.

For further information, contact Dona Brock at [email protected] or 1-360-460-8865 and follow the Society on Facebook at or visit

Thank you very much!