Roses at Sacramento
Old City Cemetery
Carved roses on marble headstones, including a
"nipped in the bud" on a child's stone, below
Above: Several 'Gloire Lyonnaise' from 1884.
At right: Fortune's Double Yellow from 1845. This rose was often seen in early orange groves in Southern  California, according to Fred Boutin, an organizer of the garden. Below: Unknown roses and iris by crypts.
The Historic Rose Garden at Sacramento's Old City Cemetery, established in 1850 on land owned by John Sutter, has gathered together welll over a hundred old roses found at historic cemeteries in California. These romantic old roses have survived because they can get by with practically no care or water (though they look better when they get both). To learn more, visit
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