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Kingston preparing to bloom at the annual rose pruning event

23 June 2017

Roses will be bloomin’ lovely this year thanks to Kingston’s Council’s annual rose pruning event.

Community groups have joined forces with Council to present a fantastic community day out featuring the rose pruning demonstration, art show and a free barbecue on Sunday 16 July at Mentone’s Keith Styles Reserve.

Kingston Mayor David Eden said he is looking forward to the popular annual event, which brings artists, gardeners and other residents together. 

“The keen gardeners of Kingston know the arrival of the cooler weather marks the best time of the year for rose pruning, and Council is pleased to support this much-loved annual event,” Cr Eden said.

“We’re pleased to see so many local organisations coming together for the occasion. It’s a great representation of the strength and diversity in Kingston’s community. It will be a great day out for veteran green-thumbs, novice gardeners, and art-enthusiasts alike.”

The Rose Society of Victoria will present the rose pruning demonstration from 11am with Council’s gardeners providing tips on planting bare-root roses, sprays, fertilising and general rose care.   The Mentone Mordialloc Art Group will then present the ‘Art in the Park’ show while Cheltenham Rotary Club serves us a tasty barbecue.

Volunteers from the Parkdale Probus Group and Mentone Garden Club will also be on hand to help.

The rose pruning event is free and no need to RSVP, simply come along with BYO secateurs. 

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