Rose bushes in St Timothy’s Tribute to Life Rose Garden are reserved in celebration and remembrance of loved ones. Two parishioners were responsible for rescuing the initial batch of roses now planted in the rose garden. When a neighbor of theirs decided to landscape their yard and dig up their roses, they sprung to action and liberated the roses from going to the local landfill. The St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church community joined in to support their effort by preparing the beds and the roses found a new home at St. Timothy’s.
After a drip irrigation system was installed, the Tribute to Life Rose Gardens were blessed and rededicated by Father Willy Crespo on Sunday August 12, 2012.
Over the years many have contributed to the success of the rose garden in many ways. We have often been blessed to add many rose bushes to the rose garden, allowing us to expand to two rose garden plots.
The roses seem to enjoy their new home because they are doing well and thriving. In fact one of our parishioners was inspired to attend St. Timothy’s after watching a 10NEWS report about the rose garden.
This brings us to the point we are today; a beautiful array of color and scent for all who walk down the sidewalk to view and enjoy. More than 29 roses are dedicated to celebrate and remember loved ones.
Purchasing a Rose Bush for Your Loved One
If reserving a rose bush in celebration or remembrance of a loved one appeals to you, please fill-in a request form by following the instructions at the top of form. Click here for the order form.