About Us

Who We Are

We are volunteers who care for the Roses in the All American Rose Garden as well as the Friendship garden. The All American Rose Garden was started in 1987. The EG Hill garden was  begun in 1937. It and fountain adjacent to us is maintained by the Richmond Parks Department.

Our Board

Our 2015-2016  Board has 9 members:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • Beth Van Der Burgt-President                                                                                                                       
  • Steve Hayes Jr-Vice President
  • Kathy Lucid – Secretary
  • Elaine Tiernan
  • Mary Bogue
  • Mike Devine
  • Ann Herrman
  • Jack Buckland
  • Ellen Johnson

In 2012, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. We gave out 3 Awards on June 6,2012. The awards and the recipients were:

  • John Pemberton – Quarter Century Award
  • Don Royer – Founders Award
  • Jim Daggy – Friendship Award

We also have a Volunteer of the Year award. The latest recipients are:                       

  • Bob Sickman – 2010
  • Gerald Smith – 2011
  • Mike Devine – 2012
  • Pat Jarvis-2013
  • Ann Herrman-2014

The 2015 Volunteer of the Year is Kathy Lucid.      Congratulations Kathy!!


Congratulations to our Friend of the Rose Garden Award winner 2016- Diana Pappin.

•  Steve Hayes Jr.-2015


What We Do

The Richmond Rose Garden is maintained almost exclusively by local dedicated volunteers who offer their talents in rose care as well as significant amounts of time tending the garden. Volunteering can involve anything from weeding for two hours, adopting and maintaining one of the beautiful beds, to becoming involved in the volunteer committee that meets once a month to consider and address the needs of the garden.

How to plant Roses: click here for a quick guide.

For a $100 fee, the Victorian Gazebo with electrical outlets can be reserved for weddings and special events. Please call (765) 983-7275 for details.

Public Service Announcement

Volunteers are also available to give tours of the Rose Garden