Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring and Roses in Santa Barbara



A. C. Postel Rose Garden

Mission Historical Park, across from Santa 
Barbara's Old Mission, has the remains of the 
mission's old water works, tannery vats, lawn 
areas and the A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden. 
Formerly mission land, the City bought it in 1928.


In 1955 the city rose garden began with a donation 
of 500 choice rose bushes.  In 1959 the Santa 
Barbara Rose Society was formed, 
and in 1962 the society 
asked the city park commission to let 
it sponsor the garden.  



In 1982 a committee was organized to save the 
rose garden. In 1984 the Virginia Firth Wade 
Endowment Fund donated $35,000 of the $51,000 
needed to restore the garden on condition that it be 
renamed the "A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden". 
The Foundation donates $5,000 annually to assist 
in the maintenance of the garden.  There is now a 
part-time gardener, regular fertilization, watering 
and grooming to maintain a first-rate garden.
The Rose Garden is open to the public, and all 
roses are identified.



Rose Story Farm

5950 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Cross Streets: Between Rincon Sta and Foothill Rd



We would love to share the experience of Rose Story Farm 
with you! Please come visit our 15 acre farm any time 
during the rose growing season (the middle of April through 
the end of November). We feature 18,000 stunning rose 
plants in 150 varieties in our fields at the base of the 
Carpinteria Valley foothills. Blooms rotate in six-week 
cycles, so over three quarters of the roses will be in majestic 
bloom for your visit.

Please book your tour in advance by phone.

  • Tours are scheduled every Wednesday and 
  • Saturday (unless a Special Event is being held).
  • Tours begin at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesdays and 
  • 11.00 a.m.on Saturdays, and run approximately 
  • 1 hour, followed by a picnic lunch in the garden.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat, 
  • as this is a Walking Tour.
  • No smoking, pets, or video camera equipment 
  • allowed on Tours.
  • (805) 566-4885
  •  
  • rosestoryfarm.com


  • Roses is my garden are also 
    bursting into Bloom

    yellow Banksia

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