Planting Ceremony by California First Lady of the Maria Shriver
Rose Bushes and Unveiling of First Lady Bench
June 7, 2005
A ceremony was held on June 7, 2005 in the Garden to officially acknowledge the new Maria Shriver rosebush. The First Lady was presented with a bouquet of Maria Shriver roses by Phil Edmunds of Edmund’s Roses. The First Lady led the planting ceremony and graciously invited all the guests to add their shovelful onto the new roses. She also unveiled the First Ladies of California bench. It was a particularly thrilling moment for participating students!