Mayor Plants Roses in Armstrong Park


Mayor Plants Roses

Rose Royalty came to Armstrong Park this week to plant a rose in the antique rose garden.

The Royal Rosarians of Portland, Oregon, recently contacted the City about planting a rose somewhere in the city during their goodwill trip to New Orleans.

The City suggested planting the rose in Armstrong Park and asked the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society (NOOGRS) for assistance.

The Royal Rosarians are the official greeters and goodwill Ambassadors for the City of Portland promoting the best interests of the City of Portland and the Portland Rose Festival.

During the ceremony, Mayor Cantrell, the Royal Rosarians, and NOOGRS co-presidents Peggy Martin and Karen Snyder, planted Mutabalis, a pre-1894 China rose, to replace one that had been destroyed by Hurricane Ida.

The antique rose garden in Armstrong Park is one of the largest and finest public collections in the world of old roses that do well in warm climates.

Since 1992 it has been a project of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society in cooperation with the City of New Orleans.  No public funds are used.