Kick off your rose season with a visit to Open Garden Day at Sacramento Historic Rose Garden, a treasured repository of Old Garden Roses (OGRs).
Upon entering the cemetery, the roses in this first plot always take my heart.
Sutter's Gold (to the rt. in top image) is an undeniable star. Even though not an OGR, this California Hybrid Tea from 1950, has earned it's place here.
The mausoleum (shown at a distance in the photo at the top of the post) is well decorated with famous OGR's. In the foreground is Lady Waterlo, a Hybrid Tea Climber from 1902.
White Maman Cochet, a Tea from 1898, embellishes the entrance.
Gloire des Rosomanes, a China/Bengale, Hybrid Bourbon from 1825, is nearby.
There are 493 more wonderful roses getting ready to greet you! And they are all are beautifully labeled.