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Expert "Rosarians" Will Clip, Snip, Prune and Answer Questions

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The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Gardens  in Somerset, NJ will host rosarians from across New Jersey on Saturday, March 18. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Gardens  in Somerset, NJ will host rosarians from across New Jersey on Saturday, March 18. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Gardens  in Somerset, NJ will host rosarians from across New Jersey on Saturday, March 18. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Gardens  in Somerset, NJ will host rosarians from across New Jersey on Saturday, March 18. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Volunteers from the Jersey Shore Rose Society and the Penn-Jersey Rose Society will join Colonial Park Gardens staff on Saturday, March 18 from 8 a.m-noon at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Gardens to complete the annual spring rose pruning.

Visitors are welcome to stop in to have their rose questions answered by expert rosarians in addition to sharing rose information and growing techniques.

The event is free of charge; donations are appreciated.

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The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden is one acre in size and contains more than 3,000 roses of 325 varieties. The garden was named in honor of Rudolf W. van der Goot, the first horticulturist with the Somerset County Park Commission, as a tribute to his efforts in designing and developing the garden.

The Rose Garden is located on Mettlers Road (Parking Lot A and F) in the East Millstone section of Franklin Township’s Colonial Park.

From late spring through fall, the roses present a kaleidoscope of color, form, and fragrance. Visitors can view popular modern hybrids, species, and various classes of Old Garden Roses. All roses are clearly labeled for easy identification and only roses that thrive in central NJ are kept in the rose collections.

The Rose Garden has been honored with the 2015 World Federation of Rose Societies' (WFRS) Garden of Excellence Award.

For information call 732-873-2459, ext. 21 or visitwww.somersetcountyparks.org.

The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Gardens  in Somerset, NJ will host rosarians from across New Jersey on Saturday, March 18.

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