The City’s parks and recreation department hosted its first rose show at the Durbanville Rose Garden on Saturday and the public could admire and enjoy more than 5 000 different varieties of roses which were in full bloom.
The show featured a diverse collection of roses, from classic varieties to modern hybrids, each distinguished by its unique colours, fragrances and forms.
In July, some of the garden lovers in the community participated in a rose-pruning workshop in the rose garden.
Zitobile Sikova, principal technical assistant in the parks and recreation department, said they received many questions from the community pertaining to growing roses.
“There were a lot of people who were interested in roses and we were getting people who had questions on how to grow roses and everything that has to do with taking care of them,” he said.
Attendees had their questions answered by horticulturalists Willem Myburgh and Mike Smith.
Mr Sikova said the garden was mainly used for private activities in the past and that the public rose show will be taking place annually.
“People used to come here for picnics and wedding photos and we also have a clubhouse and so people would come for functions, seminars, baby showers and all of that. Only the non-profit organisations were allowed to host functions for free,” he said.
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