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Location: Starts at Woods Hole Historical Museum, 579 Woods Hole Road (details below)
Cost: $5 for Museum members, and $10 for non-members (call to register)


Rose expert Gretchen Ward Warren will lead a walk around Woods Hole on  Tuesday, July 1 pointing out the roses developed more than 100 years ago by Michael Walsh, gardener to the Fay family. The robust rambler roses were planted decades ago, and still thrive in a few special places.

In the 1930’s the ramblers were planted all along Woods Hole Road. Most have been shaded out, yet a few remain, peeking out of the undergrowth. The roses were also planted along roadsides through the village, as well as in people’s yards. Gretchen has located, identified and mapped them all, and on this walk will introduce more than a dozen of the delightful varieties developed right in Woods Hole.

The walk, scheduled to coincide with the peak bloom, will start at 10 AM at the Woods Hole Historical Museum, 579 Woods Hole Road, sponsor of this event. The fee is $5 for Museum members, and $10 for non-members. The tour will start and end right on the Museum grounds, where 6 different varieties of Walsh are still grown, in a memorial garden maintained by Gretchen. Participants should be ready and able to easily walk a mile and a half. At the end of the tour, light refreshments will be served in the Museum Courtyard where Gretchen will continue the conversation.

To register, call the Museum at 508-548-7270.