This Thursday, October 25 and Saturday, October 27, you're invited to the annual Tipping of the Roses at the Rose Garden in Leif Erickson Park.

This open, community event is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on October 25 and from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on October 27.  Just arrive at the Rose Garden, located between 12th and 13th Avenue East on London road at the scheduled times.  On street parking is available and there is also parking in the parking lot just east of the Rose Garden.

According to Duluth Parks and Recreation, expert rose tippers will be on hand to teach volunteers the Minnesota Tip Method, a process that protects tender roses from the extreme conditions of a Duluth winter.  Experience is not necessary and all ages are welcome to attend the event.  All tools and supplies will be provided, including work gloves.

Also, for a limited time they are accepting clean and tied up garbage bags of leaves at the Rose Garden. A designated section of the parking lot will be blocked off for the donations. Once they have enough leaves, they will close the Rose Garden drop off location.

You can updates through the DuluthParksMN Facebook page.