Vintage Gardens is Closing this Year!
ORDER FROM OUR AVAILABLE ROSES BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!
Dear Friends, Customers and Supporters,
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of your orders and your kind words of support for what we have done over the years. With a staff of only 2 1/2
we have not caught up with the barrage of rose orders and emails since March. This rose blitz made it impossible for us to send out partial confirmations
on French Import orders, or to organize alternate selections for those who ordered lost varieties. We apologize for this. French Import orders will be
confirmed fully in September.
We had hoped that all of our roses would be sold by June 30th but many remain, including rare de-virused old Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, historic
rambling roses, 20th century climbers and more. We WILL accept orders until we have sold out. With our French import roses shipping this Fall
we will bridge the summer and cease selling roses in the late Fall. Our website will remain in operation through this period, and you may place orders
online for the rarities that are still available.
Thirty years have passed since the creation of Vintage Gardens in 1983. They have been exciting, challenging, and rewarding to me. The responsibility I
have undertaken to try to preserve such a large volume of historic roses continues through my efforts to assist The Friends of Vintage Roses who now
own my former rose collection and are working so hard to keep these roses alive.
We ask for your support and your orders. You can provide safe haven for so many roses that otherwise will not survive in private gardens, and I
encourage you to take another look at the rare roses on our website that need that home with you!
OUR TIME TABLE
JUNE 30th - We WILL continue to accept orders after this date, but our office will be minimally staffed only to receive orders, process and ship
them to you. Please be patient; our response time may be slow.
JULY 14th - Our last great ONE-OF-A-KIND SALE! Roses from cancelled orders and back stock for Custom Root orders will fill this FINAL amazing
ONE-OF-A-KIND SALE! Details will be announced by email.
AUGUST 1st - We offer a selection of one gallon roses from plants not previously listed online.
NO website sales or wholesale orders are planned. NO FINAL ON-SITE SALE IS PLANNED.
SEPTEMBER - Fall shipping of orders commences. Import rose orders will be confirmed for shipping.
The WONDERFUL nursery LA ROSERAIE DU DESERT in France!
My apologies to Becky and John Hook of La Roseraie du Desert for our earlier comment about the difficulties with some of the roses we received from them.
Their plants were superb, but were held too long in France, in order for our three French nursery orders to travel as one shipment. We encourage
collectors to order from them and support their work finding and preserving lost French Tea roses! They grow great plants!