Reimagining the Rose Garden

Latest in a series of posts on the Rose Garden


If you would like to participate in this public meeting, for the zoom link please email or

Help us celebrate the anniversary of the 1931 historic Bethlehem Rose Garden as we reimagine it for the next 90 years.

Meeting agenda items include:

1. Grant details and updates
2. Possible design plans: presentation by consultant Pam Ruch
3. Feedback from meeting participants

The historic West Bethlehem Rose Garden, created in 1931, will celebrate its 90th birthday next year!

Ideas for updating and revitalizing the garden will be shared through a Zoom presentation and discussion on Tuesday, December 1 at 7PM.

A grant from Lehigh County to MANA (Mount Airy Neighborhood Assn, west Bethlehem) has enabled the development of a plan and new plant list.

Presenter Pam Ruch, a consultant for the grant, will share beautiful examples of environmentally friendly rose gardens, near and far, to inspire the work going forward.

A group discussion will follow.

Pam Ruch, a garden designer and writer based in Emmaus, maintains the gardens at the Glasbern Inn in Fogelsville and is the garden director at the Nurture Nature Center in Easton. She recently retired from managing the historic gardens at Morven Museum & Garden, in Princeton, NJ. She holds a BS in horticulture from Temple University, and presents programs throughout the region.

Postcard below dates from 1953!

Info from from the Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council and Christy Roysdon’s Facebook pages.

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