The mission of the Richmond Rose Garden is to honor Richmond’s rose legacy with a beautiful environment for all to enjoy.
- Provide rose education for all generations
- Foster a love of rose gardening
- Encourage community use of space
- Celebrate inclusiveness and diversity through accessibility
- Honor the commitment of our volunteers
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 with the land being leased from the Richmond Parks Department. The EG Hill garden started in 1937, and it, along with the water fountain, is maintained by the Richmond Parks Department. The Rose Garden Board meets the fourth Tuesday each month from January through November at the Charles House, Wayne County Foundation office, or various venues as needed. Board members serve 3 year renewable terms.
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 by serving on the Board of Directors that meets once a month to consider and address the needs of the garden. We also have several committees on which volunteers participate.