Capo Cultivates, a committee of the Capo Cares community organization, along with the city of Dana Point, is hosting a volunteer rose pruning event, Jan. 8 at Gazebo Park on Palisades Drive. Photo: Eric Heinz
Capo Cultivates, a committee of the Capo Cares community organization, along with the city of Dana Point, is hosting a volunteer rose pruning event, Jan. 8 at Gazebo Park on Palisades Drive. Photo: Eric Heinz

By Andrea Swayne

Capo Cultivates, a committee of the Capo Cares community organization, has teamed up with the city’s Parks and Recreation department for a rose pruning event at 10 a.m., Jan. 8 at Gazebo Park on Palisades Drive in Capistrano Beach.

In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Jan. 16.

The Capo Cultivates committee is led by resident member Mary Therese Spivey with its focus being to involve citizens in landscape beautification projects in Capo Beach.

The event will include a lecture and rose pruning demonstration followed by volunteers pruning and fertilizing the roses at Gazebo Park.

The city of Dana Point will be picking up the clippings and will provide participation waivers for volunteers to sign.

Volunteers should bring sharp pruning shears, gloves, water, sunscreen and/or a hat.

The city, through Capo Cultivates, is working with a professor and students at Saddleback College who are offering free landscape design services to enhance Dana Point’s public medians and parks.

“This city/community partnership is created to help maintain the beauty of Capistrano Beach,” said Kevin Evans, Dana Point director of Community Services and Parks. “The city is always excited to engage with the public and receive residents’ input and support with enhancing and caring for our city’s resources.”

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  • Due to soggy conditions at Gazebo Park, the rose pruning event has been postponed to Saturday January 16th at 10 AM. Please join us as we prune and defoliate the dormant roses, readying them for a gorgeous spring for residents, visitors and future brides to enjoy. No experience necessary. Our expert from Armstrong Gardens and our experienced volunteers will be your guides. Bring sharp pruning shears, a hat, gloves, sunscreen and water and come play in one of the prettiest gardens in Capistrano Beach – Gazebo Park, Palisades Drive.

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