Auction to raise funds for Mesa Community College rose garden

January 13, 2013 by  

Seasoned and prospective rose growers alike are encouraged to attend the Mesa-East Valley Rose Society’s 10th Annual Rose Auction next month.

Over 120 types of rare roses, including miniature ones, will be available for bidding. Experienced rose cultivators will also be on hand to offer their advice for growing the flowers in Mesa and the general Phoenix area. The organizers of the auction will likely use banner printing to advertise and direct attendees to the event.

The roses that will be up for auction are not typically found in Arizona. Many of them are native to other states, including Florida and Mississippi. However, they are also suitable for growth in Arizona’s hot climate. Most will already be potted, and some will already be in bloom. At last year’s event, each rose was auctioned off for an average of $20.

Those who are not interested in bidding will be welcome to ask questions about roses or shop for garden supplies, which will be available on-site. In addition, they will be invited to participate in a raffle.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College. Home to almost 9,000 roses, the garden is the largest of its kind in the United States’ Desert Southwest.

The auction will be taking place on Saturday, February 9 at Mesa Community College, which is located at 133 West Southern Avenue. Admission will be free and begin at noon. Refreshments will also be served.

Those who would like more information may call (602) 430-6941.