Rose Festival - 2011


FORT WORTH, Texas – April 11, 2011 – Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery will host the first all-day Rose Festival event at select locations in Arlington, Hurst, Plano and Houston on April 16, 2011.

Stores will open at 9 a.m., and the fun-filled, educational day will include the widest variety of rose selections that the company has ever ordered. Gardeners will have the opportunity to see more than 150 rose varieties in the following types: Antique, English, Climbing, Groundcover, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea and Shrub.

Additionally, several rose experts will be on hand to answer questions about America’s favorite flower. Jim Berry and Randy Erskine from J. Berry Nursery, Lothar Behnke from Weeks Roses and Calloway’s own Mike Becker, who is a certified Rosarian, will share their rose knowledge at a special rose clinic at 1 p.m. held at all four locations. The rose experts will be available in the rose area to answer questions until 3 p.m.

The Rose Festival will take place at the following locations:
Location - Address - Rose Expert
South Arlington - 4940 S. Cooper St. - Jim Berry
Hurst - 760 Grapevine Hwy. - Mike Becker
North Plano - 2460 State Hwy. 121 - Lothar Behnke
Houston - 2233 S. Voss Rd. - Randy Erskine

“While we always have a premium selection of roses like Double Knock Outs and Earth-Kind at all of our garden centers, we are excited to offer Texas gardeners the region’s largest selection of unique rose varieties at Calloway’s Rose Festival,” Kimberly Bird, Vice President of Retail Marketing, remarked.

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Calloway’s and Cornelius Nurseries is a 19-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering expert advice from Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; store environments that are educational and easy to shop; weekly gardening clinics that serve both novice and expert gardeners; displays and instructions to aid gardeners with design and color development in their yards; and a product selection of the best plant varieties available. For more information, visit