Smell the Roses: Visit San Carlos Garden filled with 700 roses

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For 20 years, Ruth Tiffany has perfected the art of growing award-winning roses. Her home, near Gage Elementary in San Carlos, will be open to the public on May 14 and 15, 9:00AM – 6:00PM at 6705 at Maury Dr., San Diego, CA 92119. By inviting the public to view her flowers, she hopes to inspire others to plant their own seeds and take advantage of the benefits of gardening.

“I want them to enjoy it, I want them to sit in chairs and soak up the shade, enjoy the beauty, and ask questions,” Tiffany said. “I want them enjoy a little bit of an oasis for a little bit.”

Tiffany is a master rosarian, which is someone who exemplifies a knowledge of roses and their culture. She has a wide array of roses in every shape, size, fragrance, and color. In total, she is estimated to have over 730 in her front and back garden alone.

“The thing about putting your hands in the soil, I believe has to do with mindfulness,” Tiffany said. “You regenerate, rejuvenate and fix your mental health issues when your hands are in the dirt or on the green leaves.”
Tiffany will also use her garden open house to honor local San Diego rosarians who have passed in recent years, including Dick Streeper who was known as the Rose Man for the San Diego Union Tribune.

“He’s gardening in heaven right now; I just know he is. He left us a few years ago,” she said.

She will also honor Dr. Roger English with the San Diego Rose Society and John Lester— who she said loved to get up early for a rose show and a big Denny’s breakfast to celebrate winning.

She will also honor Bob Martin, a recent American Rose Society President who she remembers as someone who wanted to instill his love of gardening into the lives of others.

“I just remember the man who loved his roses and he wanted to teach people how to grow them,” Tiffany said.

So that’s what Ruth hopes to do, honor the people who made great strides in the rose community, and instill a little curiosity in the public to grow their own gardens.
“I don’t go outside, and someone doesn’t say, ‘Oh, I love your garden,’ but I want to say, you can do some of this too, maybe not this big, but you can reap the same benefits,” Tiffany said.

Visit Ruth Tiffany’s rose garden MAY 14, 15, 2022 from 9:00AM – 6:00PM 6705 at Maury Dr., San Diego, CA 92119.


Smell the roses: East County woman invites public to enjoy rose garden

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