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Heritage Rose Garden

A project of the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County in cooperation with the Mother Lode Land Trust near the Chichizola Store on Jackson Gate Road.

Our Mission - to create a heritage garden to showcase historic roses, California natives, and pollinator plants to be used in educating the public on sustainable gardening practices.
Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground
Our Goal
Our Goal
We are doing this project to:

Collect and preserve old roses from oblivion

Propagate and nurture pieces of local history

Showcase these almost forgotten beauties

Enjoy distinctive roses with wonderful fragrance

Honor the homesteaders of our pioneer past

Share our love of growing things with our community

Encourage good gardening and rose-growing practices

What is a Heritage Rose?

An old garden rose discovered or hybridized 100 years or more ago

…or as some people say, “any rose that isn’t modern.”

Why are they special?

Many have been collected, identified, and lovingly preserved for future generations to enjoy.

But they are a piece of history in danger of becoming extinct

What do they offer us?

Intense fragrance
Cold hardiness
Disease resistance and pest resistance
Grow on their own rootstocks
Easy care
Low water requirements

Where did they come from?

They have been collected along roadsides, from old homesteads, ranches and local cemeteries in Calaveras, Amador and many other California counties.

Paul Neyron
Paul Neyron

Harison's Yellow Rose
Harison's Yellow Rose

Madame Hardy
Madame Hardy