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Thursday, August 20 2020
Loose Park Rose Garden in Full Bloom

The plants are in full bloom in the Rose Garden at Loose Park! The Jacob L. Loose Park, 5200 Wornall Road in Kansas City, is home to the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden. "The garden was first planted in 1931 by a group of citizens under the leadership of Laura Conyers Smith, founder of the Kansas City Rose Society. This time of year is one of the most magnificent to view the Rose Garden."  ~~ Kansas City Parks and Recreation

Today, volunteers maintain the garden's 3,000 plants representing more than 120 varieties of roses.  Visitors to the garden enjoy peaceful pathways under redwood cedar pergolas supported by stone pillars. Along with the volunteers, mother nature has provided a beautiful escape from the house, but the blooming season is short, and you'll want to visit the park soon.

You can learn more about the park and the rose garden, including the few hours each week that the rose garden is closed to the public, at https://kcparks.org/places/laura-conyers-smith-municipal-rose-garden/ and https://kcparks.org/places/loose-park/

To learn more about caring for roses visit the YouTube channel for Judy Penner.

(Content for this post from the Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation Department. Image, www.WindingRiver.com archive.)

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