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University Park World Peace Rose Garden Pruning Demo

Join International World Peace Rose Gardens for a rose pruning demonstration, scheduled at University Park World Peace Rose Garden in Stockton on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The garden is at 599 E. Magnolia St., Stockton.

Participants will learn how to prune the most popular of rose varieties such as hybrid teas, grandiflora, floribunda, and more. Topics will include pruners, gloves, sharpening pruners, pruning saws, dormant sprays, composting beds, and when to fertilize. TJ “The Rose Man” David, Co-Creator of International World Peace Rose Gardens and Sandy Huber, Director of University Park World Peace Rose Garden, will share knowledge on all aspects of rose growing. David has been working on the projects since 1984, and prunes thousands of roses annually in various gardens around the world.

As part of its ongoing work to facilitate Peace in the community, organizers are asking guests to consider taking what they have learned about rose pruning and using it to help a neighbor, family member, friend or organization.

All attendees will be entered in a drawing for free potted roses from International World Peace Rose Gardens. Light refreshments will be served.

The demonstration and admission to University Park World Peace Rose Garden is free to the public.

For more information contact Sandy Huber at (209) 490-2652 or

In 2014, the Grupe Huber Company partnered with International World Peace Rose Gardens to bring the first World Peace Rose Garden to San Joaquin County in University Park, Historic Magnolia District, Stockton. With a message of “Peace Through Nonviolence”, the local garden is one of a series of 10 gardens planted in some of the most cultural, historical, and sacred grounds throughout the world. UPWPRG is the sister garden to Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have A Dream” World Peace Rose Garden in Atlanta, Georgia. The two gardens share the theme of “Peace Through Nonviolence”.

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