As we continue to restore Anne’s Gardens we will begin to open for special events and at some point for visits by appointment. If you are interested in helping with the restoration, let us know. Volunteers are always welcome. We have also added an AirBnB private room experience to help fund the project (see AirBnB, Anne’s Gardens, Stanwood area).
March 4, 2023: Pruning Demo at Woodland Park, Seattle, WA. 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Seattle Rose Society
March 11, 2023: Flower World Clinic, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
March 18, 2023: Pruning Demo at Highline Botanical Gardens, SeaTac WA. 11:00 AM until finished. Seattle Rose Society
March 21, 2023: Seattle Rose Society Membership Meeting. 7:00 PM. Become a member at seattlerosesociety.com
April 1, 2023: Pruning Party! 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. In coordination with the Seattle Rose Society and the Heritage Roses Northwest. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 4- 7, 2023: Time for Roses: Come home to America’s Rose Garden. American Rose Society National Convention, Shreveport, LA. The Heritage Rose Foundation will play a big part in this event.
June 21 and June 24, 2023: Grand Opening of the new Old Rose Garden at Soos Creek Botanical Garden. I’m very excited about this. Our dear friend Rose Lee will present on how she came to collect roses and share information about the many roses now planted in this special place. Rose’s talk will begin at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, June 21 with a tour of the rose garden following. On Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 10:30 AM, another tour will take place along with several other activities. Soos Creek is a magical place.
July 1, 2023: ID party and Garden Walk at Anne’s Gardens. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Drop in and help ID and tag the roses and other flowers. Bring a picnic lunch. We’ll furnish drinks and dessert.
July 8, 2023 (tentative): The Kiftsgate, Sir Cedric Morris, and Pleine de Grace should be in full bloom. More information about visiting coming.
August 13, 2023 (tentative): Rock painting party. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Paint marker rocks for the roses. Bring a picnic lunch. We’ll furnish drinks and dessert.
Anne’s Celebration of Life
(this announcement was archived on Jan. 1, 2023. To see the video of the memorial, go to Anne Belovich’s Facebook page for June 19th, 2022. There are two sections as a result of the camera falling. The section that is missing is the wonderful reading by David E. Perry taken from a chapter of his book, The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (Prinzing and Perry, 2012). Rick and I feel he captured Anne’s spirit and her gardens perfectly with his prose. In addition to the FB video of Anne’s Celebration of Life, Blue Chalk Production shot some amazing video and pictures some of which will be shown in season 2 of Growing Floret to air this spring. For more information, follow Floret Flowers on their blog, Instagram, and Facebook platforms.)
Anne’s family would like to invite her friends to join us in an informal uplifting celebration of her life to be held Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM (Pacific Time) at her home and gardens.
We will each share our special memories of our time with Anne. If you are unable to be with us in person, you can still contribute by sending your message to email@example.com. Friends or family will read your messages at the Celebration.
We will also have Facebook Live and Zoom options. Facebook Live will be through Anne’s Facebook account. The Zoom option will require sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the link, to make the link more secure.
If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP via email@example.com so that we have an approximation of how many people to expect. We ask that you bring your own seating (lawn chair or other) if possible.
Following the sharing of stories, people will be invited to take a walk through designated areas of the gardens. The Pacific Northwest weather wasn’t kind to the roses this past winter, but hopefully they will put on a show that weekend.
For more information, please contact Teddie at firstname.lastname@example.org