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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Treasures to Preserve

Fairmount Cemetery, founded in 1890 is Denver’s second oldest cemetery. It was designed by German landscape architect R. Schuetze. Over 300 old roses in more than 78 different varieties grow on the 285 acres. Most of the roses date from the 1800’s. A concerted effort has been made to identify the varieties, however many remain as mystery roses.

If you have not visited the beautiful cemetery (for diving directions, click here), please do so, enjoy the beauty of the roses and learn about their preservation.

The BI Program participates in the important conservation by illustrating a number of varieties.

(Photo: M. Hjelmroos-Koski)

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