Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th and San Jose’s Guadalupe River Park Conservancy has a unique gift idea: their Adopt a Rose program. As their website states, “a bouquet of roses will last a week but a rose bush will bloom year-round”. When you Adopt a Rose, you provide funding for the Conservancy and also receive a deliciously sweet gift to honor the wonderful mom in your life.
The Adopt A Rose program supports the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden located at Spring and Taylor Streets. The garden, a partnership between the Conservancy and the City of San Jose, was established in 1995 and includes over 3,000 varieties of gorgeous, fragrant roses. The Heritage Garden also holds the distinction of the largest collection of roses in the western hemisphere.
There are two gift options:
$50 Gift: The first is the adoption of a rose bush in the Heritage Garden for one year. This includes an announcement card informing the recipient of the adoption, details about the type of rose and where it is located in the garden as well as a personalized message on a plaque near the adopted rose.
$60 Gift: The second includes the announcement, personalized plaque and a gift box filled with wonderful goodies:
- Potpourri from the Heritage Rose Garden
- A bar of sweet-smelling Renee’s Handmade Soap
- Decadent chocolate from Schurra’s Candy Factory
- One free rose for a year from Citti’s Florist
Rose adoptions minus the gift box can be ordered at any time and are also partially tax deductible.
For more details or to place your order, click here for the Adopt A Rose website. Ordered received by May 1st will have the personalized plaque placed by the rose in time for a Mother’s Day outing to the gardens.
If you order the complete gift package, the Conservancy expects them to be available to be picked up by May 5th at the Visitor and Education Center located at 438 Coleman Avenue.