Sunday, June 13, 2010

A day at the Rose Garden...

My sister, Gretchen, lives in Lorain, right across the street from Lakeview Beach. I took the girls over there last weekend and we all walked over to the rose garden. It was a beautiful day, sunny, cool, just enough clouds for some occasional shade and about 1,500 roses...
Lakeview Beach has been around since the turn of the 20th century. About five years ago, Lorain County Metroparks took over the care of the beach and the park from the city of Lorain. They have done massive amounts of improvements, including, restoring this vintage rose garden...
The rose garden was originally built and planted in 1934 by a city garden club. During the 70's and 80's it of course fell into disrepair. With the help of a group of very dedicated volunteers, the Lorain County Metroparks started renovating and restoring it almost three years ago...
There are dozens and dozens of antique varieties of roses, including some that are quite rare. And it smells wonderful!! Newer varieties of roses don't have as much scent as the old ones. When the wind blows right, my sister says that sometimes she can smell the roses on her front steps...


It was an absolutely beautiful way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon in the summer. Have a wonderfully Blessed week!

5 comments:

Grace said...

What a lovely and sweet smelling place for a stroll...

Lee said...

Hi Cassie- I just went through your blog posts, and what a sweet blog!! I lvoe all the photos, your wonderful crafting, and the barn and orchard! Come visit again!

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Cassie,

What unbelievable roses. Truly an art keeping them thriving. I loved the pic of the girls walking away. Good job.
Tammy

softearthart said...

Beautiful roses indeed, cheers Marie

Suzanne said...

Awww, the top pic is so cute. What a wonderful way to spend a summer day!