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October Rose Care

October Rose Care

Featured Rose:  Tropicana This beautiful rose was submitted by Pam Trindle, one of two winners in our Virtual Rose Show.  This was an amazing   on-line event, celebrating Broken Arrow's passion for roses.  Tropicana is a lovely Hybrid Tea rose with a wonderful fruity ...

Virtual Rose Show Winners!

Virtual Rose Show Winners!

Virtual Rose Show A Grand Success The sadness of our cancelled 2020 Rose Festival became a grand celebration of Broken Arrow's love for it's roses.  Congratulations to our two randomly drawn  winners … drum roll please … Pam Trindle (rose pictured on left above) and...

Broken Arrow Virtual Rose Show

Broken Arrow Virtual Rose Show

Celebrate Your Roses! As you know, our 7th Annual Rose Festival & Rose Show was cancelled due to Covid 19.  But we can still celebrate our lovely roses.  Take a picture and post it on our facebook page anytime from now till midnight October 9th.   There will be a...

How to Plant a Rose

How to Plant a Rose

Fall is a Great Time to Plant a Rose! In the 1920s when we were The City of Roses, the local paper reported that almost every home, humble or aristocratic” had a rose garden.  Let’s get back to this beautiful history.  So all you beginners, let’s get brave and plant...

Keeping Broken Arrow Clean

Keeping Broken Arrow Clean

Cool weather is here!  Time to gather your family, group or co-workers, choose a mile and clean up liter in Broken Arrow.  Your Adopt-A-Mile sign shows everyone that you care about our city!     Star Civitans Sharon Conley, Ed Carlton, Dale and Linda...

Creating The Rose District…Click here for full article

Creating The Rose District…Click here for full article

We owe so much to the many groups that created The Rose District: The City of Broken Arrow and `City Council, The Downtown Advisory Board, Economic Development Corp, the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, Broken Arrow School District and the Broken Arrow business community.

Bring Back the Roses and Downtown Advisory Board
Both groups working at same time.
Early 2011, with TIF funding available, Downtown Advisory Board moves forward with revitalization planning. Bring Back the Roses Project begins
2012 Bring Back the Roses joins Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful and adds voice to naming of The Rose District. City Council choose the name Rose District
2013 Work begins on Rose District, BBTR plants 13 roses at Centennial Park, first roses in Rose District
2014 May 2014, Bring Back the Roses holds first Rose Festival and Rose Gala
Nov, 2014 First Roses in Streetscape planted
2015 Jill Norman and Beverly Forester, Chair BBTR, meet with Jim Nelson leading to the donation of $10,000 honoring his parents Jim and Peggy Nelson. This provided funds for the