Every January the public is invited to the UCR Botanic Gardens to attend the annual Rose Pruning Demonstration, which takes place in one of our Rose Gardens. Botanic Gardens staff, volunteers and local experts demonstrate how to prune hybrid tea, floribunda, miniature roses and climbers, and are eager to answer questions and teach guests how to prune roses. This public service event has been ongoing at the UCR Botanic Gardens since 1979 and is always well attended. The demonstration is free, although donations are always gratefully accepted. Come out and learn how to take care of your roses, and you may even win a raffle prize.