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On Saturday, May 12, 2012 the Old City Cemetery, in Lynchburg, VA, will be celebrating their 17th Annual Antique Rose Festival.

As the roses are just beginning their bloom cycle, a walk along the Old Brick Wall near the Confederate section, is a delightful way to experience some of the 270 varieties of roses found on the Cemetery grounds.  Then walk the grounds to discover more varieties growing throughout the Cemetery.

The roses planted throughout the Cemetery are said to be the soul of the Cemetery grave garden.  Originally planted on the graves of loved ones by family members, during the month of May they bloom for the benefit of all who visit.

Heirloom rose cuttings and bushes will be available for purchase between May 6-13, at the Cemetery Center.  Choose one that may be sprawling or upright, sweetly perfumed or without any fragrance, with or without thorns, in a new color or to match what you may already have growing in your garden.  There will be something for everyone.

In addition to the rose sale there will be a special, guided Mother’s Day Rose Walk on Sunday the 13th, starting at 3:00pm.  What a nice way to spend some time with your mother on a lovely spring day.

Come stay with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast and  you will be greeted with a rose upon your pillow.