The Columbus Park of Roses Volunteers and Foundation will host a celebration of spring from 10 a.m through 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Park of Roses, 3901 N. High St.

The Columbus Park of Roses Volunteers and Foundation will host a celebration of spring from 10 a.m through 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Park of Roses, 3901 N. High St.

The timing of the event builds on the Columbus Rose Club's annual show in the shelter house, always scheduled for the second Saturday in June.

That show is open to the public from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Visitors can:

* Experience the color and fragrance of 466 varieties of roses, plus perennial and herb gardens.

* Watch painters from Central Ohio Plein Air, Worthington Area Art League and local "junior" artists capture the natural beauty of the gardens.

* See the redesigned fountain with its circle of water jets rising eight feet above the pool.

* Consult with rosarians and horticulturists on selection, planting and care of roses, perennials and herbs.

* Enter a free drawing to receive potted roses from Oakland Nurseries.

* Encourage children to participate in the Budding Artists Clothesline Art Display.

Musical entertainment will be offered by Robert Grossman, dulcimer; Ray Pauken, banjo; Dave Bott, piano; Capitol City Barbershop Chorus; Air on Strings, flute and guitar; Mark Camden, Native American flute; John McCullough, bagpipes; and the Clintonville Community Band.

Beverages, sandwiches, pastries from Mozart's Bakery and ice cream from Vienna Ice Cafe will be available for purchase.