Rose Care for Beginners with Horticulturist Joey Mayes

01jun10:00 am11:00 amRose Care for Beginners with Horticulturist Joey Mayes

Event Details

June 1, 10-11 am

Join our Rose Garden horticulturist Joey Mayes as he discusses beginner rose care. Delve into the fundamentals of rose care, covering planting, watering, feeding, and pruning techniques. Led by our experienced horticulturist, you’ll embark on a guided tour through our rose garden, where he shares his personal insights and methods for maintenance. While the focus is on general rose care, you’re encouraged to bring your specific questions and experiences for discussion. However, please note that detailed topics like rooting cuttings or deep pruning won’t be extensively covered. Included in the class is admission to the Memphis Botanic Garden along with an hour of insightful instruction. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a “budding rosarian” button. Rain or shine, the class goes on, with indoor arrangements made in case of inclement weather. Be prepared to stand for the full hour, possibly in high temperatures, so dress appropriately and bring water to stay hydrated. 


  • Horticulture Class

Skill level: 

  • Entry – This class will discuss the basic planting, watering, feeding, and pruning of roses. 

What to expect:

  • You’ll walk an hour in MBG’s Rose Garden with Horticulturist Joey Mayes who maintains it while he discusses his personal techniques on caring for the space.
  • You will receive instruction on how to generally maintain roses but feel free to bring personal questions and scenarios you have experienced with roses. However, this class is not intended to go into detailed instruction on topics such as rooting cuttings, bare root planting, or deep pruning. 

What’s included in this class:

  • This class includes admission to the Memphis Botanic Garden plus an hour of instruction. 
  • You will receive a button for becoming a “budding rosarian” with us.  

Things to know:

  • This class is rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will move indoors and cover the same material. 
  • This class will require standing for the full hour in possible high temperatures. Please dress accordingly and bring water as needed

Pricing and registration deadline:

  • MBG Members Free/Non-Members $12
  • Class size is limited to 15; please register in advance. 

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