Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden

Planned and built by the Friends of the Milwaukie Center over a 10 year period, the Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden is a premier garden featuring over 450 rose bushes, brick walkways, seating benches, a 3,000 square foot plaza and a 800 sq ft Gazebo.  The Rose Garden is adjacent to the Milwaukie Center and is available for rental through the year.   It is an excellent venue for weddings, cultural events and other events.

The Friends Rose Garden Committee help support the Garden in a variety of ways.


Brick Sales

Engraved bricks are placed in the Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden once a year. Proceeds benefit the continued maintenance of the garden. Buy a brick to honor someone or as a memorial. Bricks sell for $35 a piece or 3 for $100. The Rose Garden Committee also holds a quilt raffle each fall to help support their labor of love.

Annual Quilt Raffle

The raffle starts in September and concluding in November. Buy tickets in the Gift Shop or the Friends office.

Big Bash Bake Sale

Goodies galore just in time for Thanksgiving each year.  Take part in the cake walk or buy a ticket for a great Christmas themed baking basket.

Plant Sale

Lovingly grown by Master Gardeners, you will find a variety of vegetables and flowers at very reasonable prices.  Enter to win a gardening basket.


For more information on the Friends of the Milwaukie Center fundraisers, please call 503-653-8100.