The rose garden in Loose Park in Kansas City is a spectacular sight when the roses are in full bloom. I’m glad the gardeners in Loose Park do all of the work — the pruning, spraying, watering, cleaning. All we have to do is enjoy their results. We can enjoy roses all year long in photographs. Rose collage cards are available for many occasions or even no occasion at all!
The rose is the birth flower for the month of June.
Each year, a couple of hundred reservations are made for weddings in the Rose Garden at Loose Park, which makes this a perfect card to congratulate a couple enjoying an outdoor wedding. Don’t forget couples celebrating anniversaries! There are also Thank you, Get Well Soon, Thinking of You and a variety of other rose collage cards. Click on the thumbnails for details at Greeting Card Universe..
In 1931, several Kansas Citians under the leadership of Laura Conyers Smith established the Kansas City Rose Society and its public garden in Loose Park. The first garden contained 120 rose plants; there are now about 4,000 roses of nearly 150 varieties in the garden of 1.5 acres. In 1965, the garden was named the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden.
Each year at the height of rose season, the Kansas City Rose Society sponsors the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Day. This year it was June 7, when the garden was re-dedicated after extensive renovations, including the planting of 1,200 new roses. The circular plan was the original concept of landscape architect S. Herbert Hare. It contains pergolas, fountains and gravel walkways.