With Spring rapidly approaching, officials with the Parks and Recreation Department are inviting the public to a free rose pruning demonstration at the city’s only Rose Garden park.
From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, members of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, El Paso Master Gardeners, and the El Paso Rose Society will take the mystery out of pruning with a hands-on demonstration.
Master Gardeners and Rose Society members will demonstrate pruning techniques for hybrid teas, grandiflora, floribunda, and other rose varieties.
Visitors will also learn about rose maintenance and care.
The Rose Garden, located at 1702 North Copia, is managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, is closed for the winter season while Master Gardeners and other volunteers ready the more than 1,600 roses for spring bloom.
The garden will open to the public on March 1 with peak blooming expected in April.
For more information on the pruning demonstration or to learn more about the El Paso Rose Garden, call the Master Gardener Helpdesk at (915) 771-2354, visit the Facebook page or visit the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department website.