Santa Barbara is always a good idea.

Just south of Santa Barbara is a beautiful old fashioned rose farm called Rose Story Farm. This lovely hillside property grows over 18,000 rose bushes and over 120 types of French, English and American rose varietals. The farm is open to the public every Wednesday and Saturday for tours or arrangements can be made to book a special event.  I was there in July for a tour and birthday lunch!


Me with the birthday girl!


 We started in the charming gift shop where I bought a sun umbrella for our walking tour.


Walking shoes, a hat or an umbrella are a must!


Owner and master rosarian, Dani Hahn, lead our tour and educated us on many of the beautiful and fragrant roses.


After the tour we were treated to a garden party style luncheon!


Each table was adorned with a fresh arrangement from the farm.


Refreshments were provided by our host!


Flowers were passed around during our luncheon and we were further educated on the farms

boutique roses: fragrance, shape, color, history.



If you love  the romanticism of roses and want to treat yourself to a wonderful outing,

visit Rose Story Farm!  Tours begin at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesdays and 11.00 a.m.on Saturdays,

and run approximately 1 hour, followed by a picnic lunch in the garden.

7 Responses to “Santa Barbara is always a good idea.”

  1. Cynthia says:

    Santa Barbara IS always a good idea! xo

  2. Laura Ziffer says:

    Congratulations on your new blog… it looks amazing!!!!! I am so happy for you, girlie!!!

    • Pamela Blackwell says:

      Thanks Laura!!!! You know how much that means coming from you! Thanks for inspiring me through the years! xoxo

  3. Linda Daane says:


    Sooo pretty. Can’t wait to see more.
    xo L

  4. Pamela Blackwell says:

    Thank you Linda, lots of more fun things ahead!

  5. Rebeccah Davis says:

    Wonderful, Aunt Pam! Your blog is great and fun, can’t wait to see more 🙂

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