CHP Open House · Wine and Roses
Savor the sights and scents of antique roses in peak bloom while tasting local wines in the garden during this ever-popular event. Rosarian Rev. Douglas Seidel will discuss the various types of old roses and their myriad virtues. Bring clippings of your “mystery roses” for Doug’s legendary antique rose identification workshop. From 1-3pm, don’t miss the “Father of Virginia Wine” Gabriele Rausse as he hosts a tasting of his esteemed local wines. In addition, Peggy Cornett will lead rose walks through the gardens discussing the long history of rose cultivation and Brian Hartsock will hold a rose culture and propagation workshop. A wide selection of historic plants, including antique roses, will be for sale. Family-friendly garden activities ensure fun for all ages. Tufton Farm, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.