Central Business District in Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mr. Elder’s Rose Garden
In the adjoining remote area he also tended his personal garden of roses, which brought much pleasure to the many city employees in the area.
In 1986, twenty—two years after Mr. Elder’s death, the Blue Ride Rose Society, in cooperation with the City of Lynchburg, undertook the revitalization of the garden as a Bicentennial Project. The Garden now serves as a depository of old Lynchburg, Roses, all of which are known to have been grown and loved by the people of Lynchburg during its 200 year history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 37° 24.84′ N, 79° 8.622′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the Spanish American War (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg History (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John Lynch (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lynchburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter Glass (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central Business District.
Also see . . . A Repository Of Lynchburg's Rose Heritage. This page includes a list of roses found in the garden. “The concept of rejuvenating Mr. Elder’s Garden began with Carl Cato of Lynchburg, rose devotee and a founder of the National Heritage Roses Group. Many of the roses came from across the United States and Canada; others were rescued from neglect or oblivion in forgotten corners of neighborhoods in older parts of Lynchburg and transplanted to Mr. Elder's Garden. Members of the Blue Ridge Rose Society maintain the roses in the garden, adding and replacing roses as needed.” (Submitted on August 25, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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