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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rose Day In The Garden

Sunday was Rose Day in the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden (and the rest of the city too by Mayoral Proclamation). The Rose Garden in Loose Park is well known as a place for weddings and to admire the 150 varieties of roses. It was also a day to celebrate the reopening of the Garden after extensive renovation. The Rose Garden was established in 1931.
A wonderful treat for we spectators were several performances by the Kansas City Youth Ballet including a world premier dance entitled "Rose of Kansas City Walz" originally composed in 1901. The pictures of that dance are the very last of this series. The choreography was by Alecia Good who is also the director of the Youth Ballet. It was a wonderful experience.

Entrance to the garden on the east.

The Rose Garden is a public/private cooperation between the Kansas City Rose Society and Kansas City Parks and Recreation. The majority of the recent renovations were privately funded.

The Kansas City Youth Ballet.

The Rose of Kansas City Waltz originally composed in 1901 in honor of the building of the first Kansas City Convention Hall.