Jan 13, 20249:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mission Historical Park
Laguna St and East Los Olivos St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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A volunteer prunes the roses at the Mission Rose Garden with a view of the Santa Barbara Mission in the background.

Rose Pruning Day | Mission Historical Park

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A January tradition for almost 40 years, volunteers are invited to spend the morning at the A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, within Mission Historical Park, to prune the approximately 1-acre garden in preparation for spring growth. The events in 2022 and 2023 each saw a large turnout of over 100 volunteers. The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking up to 150 volunteers for the 2024 event.

No special experience is required to volunteer, as pruning demonstrations will be provided by Santa Barbara Rose Society member and resident rosarian Dan Bifano. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and tools, including hand pruners, loppers, and small handsaws. Parks and Recreation staff will be onsite to help sharpen and sanitize tools as needed. Sturdy clothes, including long sleeves and pants, and sun protection are recommended.

RSVPs are not required. Questions regarding the event or additional volunteer opportunities may be directed to the Parks Division at (805) 564-5433.