• Date: 09/07/2017
  • Cemetery: GMCT Home

EVENT UPDATE: Our Lilydale Memorial Park and Altona Memorial Park rose pruning events on Sunday 9 July have unfortunately been cancelled.

If you are interested in learning about rose pruning at GMCT please email enquiries@gmct.com.au

 

A free rose pruning workshop will be held at Fawkner Memorial Park on Sunday 9 July. GMCT’s outdoor senior supervisors will lead up-close, hands-on demonstrations of how best to care for your roses before spring sets in.

This is your chance to learn rose pruning tips from the experts! GMCT cemeteries are home to over 20,000 individual rose bushes - our horticulture staff are kept busy pruning in the winter months to ensure we have radiant spring blooms.

The workshop will suit both green thumbs and gardening newcomers and will be an opportunity to have fun, meet other members of the community and improve your skills.  

Here are some tips from our horticulture team to get you started:

  • Think carefully about what you plant and where. Our cemeteries in Melbourne’s east region benefit from improved growing conditions due to proximity to mountains and rivers. In your own garden, think about the conditions that may affect the growing environment. 

  • In the cooler months, continually deadhead your roses to keep them in good condition and be sure to monitor soil moisture regularly. Melbourne weather can result in significant fluctuations.

  • After a storm or strong winds, check your roses carefully for any damage and remove any damaged areas by making clean cuts with secateurs. This will ensure your roses stay healthy and free of pests and diseases.

We look forward to you joining us on Sunday 9 July for more hints on how to keep your garden looking beautiful.

Event details

RSVPs are essential by 6 July to corpcomms@gmct.com.au or on 1300 022 298. All are welcome.

Sessions will run for 90 minutes, including light refreshments. Please dress for the weather as demonstrations will be held outdoors.

 

Fawkner Memorial Park

Please RSVP by 6 July to corpcomms@gmct.com.au or on 1300 022 298.

View the event flyer

10-11.30am

1187 Sydney Road Fawkner

Enter through the Sydney Road entrance and travel down Fourth Avenue. Meet the group at the Garden of Remembrance.

 

Altona Memorial Park EVENT UPDATE:

Our Altona Memorial Park rose pruning event on Sunday 9 July has unfortunately been cancelled.

If you are interested in learning about rose pruning at GMCT please email enquiries@gmct.com.au

 

Lilydale Memorial Park EVENT UPDATE:

Our Lilydale Memorial Park rose pruning event on Sunday 9 July has unfortunately been cancelled.

If you are interested in learning about rose pruning at GMCT please email enquiries@gmct.com.au