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Stop and smell the roses at annual McKeesport park event

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
The fifth annual Rose Day at Renzie in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport is set for June 9. The park's collection of roses is seen here in a 2017 photo.
Doug Oster | Tribune-Review
The fifth annual Rose Day at Renzie in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport is set for June 9. The park's collection of roses is seen here in a 2017 photo.

The fifth annual “Rose Day at Renzie” is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. June 9 in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport.

The Renziehausen Park Rose Garden, with approximately 1,200 bushes in full bloom, is the second largest rose garden in Pennsylvania, surpassed only by the garden at Hershey Park near Harrisburg.

Guided tours of the rose garden will be offered, along with workshops on topics including how to start roses from cuttings, cleaning and maintaining pruners, drying roses and other flowers for use in arrangements, and rose disease control.

Consulting Rosarians will be available all afternoon to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsors of the event are the Pittsburgh Rose Society and the Garden Club of McKeesport.

The park is located on Eden Park Boulevard off Walnut Street.

Details: pghrosesociety.org

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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