A Northland tradition is set to return and it's not only a great way to spend time with your family and community, but it also provides an opportunity to dispose of the fall leaves that you've raked and bagged.

The City of Duluth and Lake Superior Rose Society invite the public to join the annual Tipping of the Roses events, which are scheduled for Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. until noon and Monday, October 23, from noon until 3:00 p.m.

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.

The City encourages groups, families, and individuals to participate as Rose Tipping is an all-ages, no-experience-needed event.  If you are interested in participating, please arrive on the specified dates at Duluth's Leif Erickson Rose Garden, located at 15 S 13th Avenue E. Parking is available on-street and in the parking lot located just east of the Rose Garden.

Make sure to dress for the weather. All tools and supplies will be provided, including work gloves. It's also important to note these times and dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.

In conjunction with these events, donations of bagged leaves will be accepted for a limited time only. Community members are invited to drop off clean and tied garbage bags of leaves at the Rose Garden. A designated section of the parking lot will be blocked off for the donations.

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Due to new matting being used to winterize the roses, there is a 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.

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