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City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation
411 West First Street • Duluth, Minnesota 55802
218-730-4309 •
For more information contact Kelli Latuska,
Public Information Officer at 218-730-5309
DATE: 10/19/2021
SUBJECT: 2021 Annual Rose Tipping Event Scheduled for October 23
BY: Kate Van Daele, Public Information Officer


                                                        2021 Annual Rose Tipping Event Scheduled for October 23

[Duluth, MN] - Duluth Parks staff and the Lake Superior Rose Society are excited to host the Annual Tipping of the Roses event at the Duluth Rose Garden. This open, community volunteer event will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Whether you are experienced at the task or just want to learn, expert rose tippers will be on hand to teach volunteers the Minnesota Tip Method, a process that protects tender roses from the harsh conditions of a typical Duluth winter.

Groups, families, and individuals are invited to attend. Youth should be at least 14+ years of age and accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Rose Garden, located between 12th and 13th Avenue East on London Road, on Saturday, October 23 at 9 a.m. Dress for the weather. All tools and supplies will be provided, including work gloves. Time and dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Volunteers are encouraged to register at to ensure you get the latest information.

Please visit our DuluthParksMN Facebook page or contact Cheryl Skafte at 218-730-4334 or for up-to-date information on the Rose Tipping events.

Bagged Leaves Accepted for Limited Time Only
Community members are invited to drop-off clean and tied up garbage bags of leaves at the Rose Garden. A designated section of the parking lot will be blocked off for the donations. Due to current methods to winterize the roses, there is a more limited need for bagged leaves. As soon as enough bags have been collected, the City will close the drop off site. The clean and tied garbage bags must only contain raked leaves and should not contain other plant or yard waste material. Yard waste and leaves do not belong in the trash, curb, ditches or street.

Leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste can be dropped off for free at WLSSD’s Yard Waste Compost site. Brush, dirt and sod can also be disposed for a fee at the site. The Yard Waste Compost site is located on Courtland Street off I - 35 at 27th Avenue West. For hours and fees, please visit WLSSD’s website at  or call 218-722-0761.