In 2007, we commissioned Yoshiko Yamamoto to created our 30th Anniversary Celebration poster featuring the Berkeley Rose Garden Pergola.
From The City of Berkeley Web Site: "The Rose Garden was one of the first Civil Works Progress Projects under the Works Project Administration (WPA), the Rose Garden was conceived in 1933 and completed and dedicated for public use in September 1937. East Bay rose societies and community members donated hundreds of hours of volunteer time. The terraced amphitheatre and 220-foot long redwood pergola were suggested by architect Bernard Maybeck; the final design and execution were the work of landscape architect Vernon M. Dean and rose specialist C. V. Covell. For many years, the parks department held Rose Week activities there each May, with a Rose Day Celebration on Mother’s Day. Traditionally, the annual winners in the All-American Rose Society were planted at the Garden; others were supplied by growers from all over the world."