Savor the sights and scents of antique roses in peak bloom and taste local wines in the garden. Join rosarian Connie Hilker for her talk, “Heritage and Preservation … Why It’s Important.” Hear about current and past efforts to preserve heritage roses, meet some of the roses that have been saved from destruction, and learn ways that all gardeners can help prevent the loss of historic plants in the future.
Following Connies’s talk, explore the Center’s collection of antique roses with Connie and Monticello’s own rose expert, Curator of Plants Peggy Cornett.
From Noon - 2 PM, don’t miss the “Father of Virginia Wine,” Gabriele Rausse, as he hosts a tasting of his esteemed local wines.
A wide selection of historic plants, including antique roses, will be for sale.