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Adopt a Rose for Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, Adopt a Rose for Mom (and anyone who symbolizes "Mom"!) at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden and give the gift that keeps on living. Proceeds from our rose adoption program support the upkeep of Guadalupe Gardens' unique collection of over 2,600 varieties of roses.

Rose adopters are invited to Be Our Guest for Tea and Roses on Saturday, May 11th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come see the garden in bloom! Volunteers will be on hand to help you locate your rose and learn about the garden. Refreshments will be provided.

Pre-order online and we'll have your gift package waiting, just in time for Mother's Day! Or choose your rose and take home your gift package the same day.

Click here to adopt a rose.

Heritage Rose Garden in Bloom

Our rainy season resulted in a colorful, fragrant spring--Guadalupe Gardens' own Heritage Rose Garden is in peak bloom. Did you know that the heritage comprises one of the largest public collections of rose varieties in the Western Hemisphere? It is also maintained by dedicated volunteers, and with environmentally-friendly pest and weed-control methods. All the rain and sun allowed weeds to flourish; please consider joining us for one of our twice-weekly workdays.

Click here for more information.

Volunteer Corner

Archbishop Mitty's swim & dive, track & field, and volleyball teams rallied support for seasonal upkeep in the Historic Orchard and Heritage Rose Garden.

A hearty thanks to all the volunteer groups that toiled to make GRPG a more beautiful place this past March:

Alibaba Group
Archbishop Mitty High School
The Harker School
Hope Services
Mission Bay
Morgan Autism Center
National Charity League
Pioneer High School
San Jose State University, Occupational Therapy
South Bay Heritage Rose Group
UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

And that is only the groups! We also appreciate the scores of individuals who come out weekly to make a difference. We logged 1,072 volunteer hours in March.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Heritage Rose Garden Workdays
    Weds. and Sats. 8:30-11:30 am. More info.

  • Historic Orchard Workday
    Sat. June 1st, 8:30-11:30 am. Sign up.
  • National River Cleanup Day
    Sat. May 18th, 9:00 am to Noon. Sign up.

So many ways to give:
Adopt A Rose, General Donations,
Rotary PlayGarden,
The Donor Walkway, Memberships,
Endowment, Critter Donations

Upcoming Events

Bike to Work Day

Look for our Energizer Station along the trail north of Coleman Ave. on Thursday, May 9th from 6 to 9 am. Stop by for a snack. Tallies from Bike to Work Day and the annual September trail count provide valuable data that supports continued investment in our trail network.

Window on the River Park

A Tribute to the Carousel: Our 18th Annual Fundraising Party

Thursday, May 30th
5:00 to 7:00 pm

Window on the River Park, our annual fundraising party to support Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, will be held on Thursday, May 30th and is generously hosted and underwritten by Adobe. Join us for food, drinks, raffles, and a speaker program including Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Raul Peralez.

We greatly appreciate the individuals, corporations, and foundations who provide operating support for our education, advocacy and stewardship efforts.

Click here for sponsorship information and tickets.

Homeschool Programs

Hooray for Herpetology

Our Community Homeschool Investigators of the River Park (CHIRP) program classes are held on Mondays (ages 5-8).

Slow & Steady
May 13

All Twisted Up
May 20

Click here to register.

Legacy Giving

Did you know that your attorney, CPA, or financial planner can help you craft an estate plan that provides for your favorite charities at little or no expense to your loved ones?

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