The Mesa-East Valley Rose Society invites you to celebrate the thousands of different varieties of roses grown here by attending the annual garden tour or rose show.
The Rose Garden Tour begins at the Mesa Community College Rose Garden on Nov. 13. At the college, participants can pick up tickets and maps to the tour from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour includes four private gardens in addition to the 8,000 varieties at the campus garden. Tickets cost $10 and the tour goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rose cultivators will be available to answer any questions.
Then on the following Saturday, Nov. 19, Mesa-East Valley Rose Society will host the 55th annual Rose Show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center at MCC. The show will feature 2,000 exhibition roses, photography and rose arrangements. Entry to the trade show is free, but donations to the garden will be accepted.
Mesa Community College is located at 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. For more information, visit www.roses4az-mevrs.org.