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Rose Days May 6th - May 7th 2017

Thank you for a successful Rose Days!
When May 06, 2017 10:00 AM to
May 07, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Foundation Plant Services, 455 Hopkins Road, UC Davis Campus
Contact Name
Contact Phone (530) 752-6642
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Violet's Pride --Photo Credit: Karl Krist, FPS

CCUH in partnership with Foundation Plant Services are pleased to announce the 10th Annual Rose Days! Join us for a weekend filled with roses. Tour the rose field, buy a rose, and chat with our Rosarian experts and Master Gardeners. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm both days. Come find a rose for Mother's Day! 

10th Annual Celebration of Roses

Come out to UC Davis' West Campus for a fragrant weekend of fun and education all about one of our most beloved cultivated plants, the rose. The weekend will feature bus tours to the rose fields on Saturday led by Foundation Plants Services, booths for our expert Master Gardeners and Rosarians, and rose sales. We have 28 varieties this year to choose from; check out the Rose Encyclopedia to read more about available roses and FPS. Bring your rose and general horticulture questions for our experts, including advice on how to prune your new rose! Sweet Potato plants will be for sale as well and a free mini rose to all visitors while supplies last!


Tour the FPS Rose Collection

12:30-3:30pm Saturday

Once a year, the public is allowed access to the wonderful field of roses at Foundation Plant Services. Visit these source blocks for disease tested propagation material and receive a tour from FPS staff. The collection covers eight acres and includes more than 538 rose scion and seven understock cultivars -- the largest public collection of virus-tested roses in the United States. Learn more about FPS virus testing here: http://fps.ucdavis.edu/roses.cfm

Please note that bus tours are *Saturday ONLY* from 12:30 pm, every half hour until the last tour at 3:30pm

~There are no presentations this year~

Rose Pruning, Planting, and Maintenance Demonstration Booths

Thanks to the Woodland Library Rose Club, we will feature a booth with information on the different ways to maintain each variety of the roses we offer. Talk to the Rosarian experts on the proper time and methods for pruning your roses and find advice for proper planting methods. Be confident in rose care with the help from these experts!

Take a Rose Home to Enjoy!

10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday

Purchase a rose (or more!) on site for only $25.00 eachAll proceeds of the rose sale go to fund the educational programming of CCUH! This year, we have 28 varieties for you to choose from. Sweet Potato plants will be for sale as well for only $3.00!

**Follow the link to shop all of the available roses on the 2017 Rose Days page of the FPS Rose Encyclopedia!


Free mini roses to every visitor while supplies lasts!

Rose Days is held near 455 Hopkins Road off Straloch Road. Plenty of signs will show you the way.

  1. Take Hutchinson west of 113, head right toward the new West Village apartments
  2. Veer right at the first traffic circle, then left at the second traffic circle to continue onto Hutchinson.  for about 1 1/2 miles.  
  3. After about 1 ½ miles on Hutchison, take a left on Hopkins Road at the second line of olive trees. Drive until you reach Straloch road. Turn right onto Straloch road to park.
  4. Parking is free.


Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors!






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