Welcome to the Baton Rouge Rose Society Website

The Baton Rouge Rose Society is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the American Rose Society (ARS), and sponsor of the Botanical Rose Garden at Independence Park. Our society participates in many rose events including local and national rose shows, garden tours, pruning demonstrations, and rose sales.  We partner with the Botanic Garden, BREC, LSU, the ARS and Burden to educate the public about the joys of rose growing.

 

The Baton Rouge Rose Society sometimes meets on the second Wednesday of each month, except July and August, at the Independence Park Garden Center, at 7:00 P.M.  Refer to the column to left for specific meeting information.  We are anxious to share our interest in growing and exhibiting our national flower with everyone.  See the meeting schedule at left for meeting details.


If you are interested in learning more about growing roses in this area, please come to one of our meetings or check with this web site.  If you have a question about growing roses, feel free to contact one of the consulting rosarians listed on the Contact Us page or simply send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

At October 2016 Meeting on Rose Bonsai - from left Dawn Plaisance, Alla McMillan, Lowell Tilley, Chip Thompson, Carolyn DeRouen and Sandy Goudeau

Chip Thompson, Louisiana Bonsai Society, developed this unique rose bonsai.  Thank you Chip - it is awesome!

No Meetings in July or August

Upcoming Events:      

            Pruning

9-11 AM

February 16, 2019

Independence Park Rose Garden

 

Bring your clippers and join us as we get ready for spring with our semi-annual pruning.

2019 Mid Winter Conference

February 8-9, 2019

American Rose Center

Shreveport, LA

 

The Gulf District Board of the American Rose Society invites you to the annual Mid Winter Workshop at The American Rose Center - Klima Hall in Shreveport, LA on Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9, 2019.

Come join us on Friday afternoon, as registration will begin on at 1:00 pm. A free rose arrangement workshop will begin at 3:00 pm in the Gift Shop of Klima Hall. Make sure to browse the historical artwork from Civil War era Louisiana. A wine social will begin at 5:00 pm, giving everyone to visit with old friends and make new ones.

Friday evening dinner will be followed by a ”Year of the River” presentation marking the historical significance of the rivers of Louisiana including the introduction of formal gardens to Louisiana. Friday evening will conclude with the Gulf District’s award presentation.

Saturday morning will begin with opening remarks at 8:15am. Coffee, juice, donuts and more will be available!!! Saturday’s theme will focus on Making Your Garden Greatand conclude with our keynote speaker, Paul Zimmerman.

 

Register here.

Holiday Social

December 9, 2018

Floyd and Frances Falcon's

4302 French Village Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA  70809

4:00 PM

 

Come kick off the holidays with a special gathering at the Falcon's.  They will be serving their famous brisket along with good cheer.  Bring something to share like an appetizer, salad, covered dish, etc.  The club will supply the drinks.  You supply the holiday cheer!

 

Call Dawn at 225.964.0324 with questions.

 

French Village Avenue is accessed from Bluebonnet  Road which interescts Jefferson Highway just west of the major intersection with Bluebonnet Blvd. Call Frances at 225.293-9992 if you need more directions.

 

Pruning At Independence Park Rose Garden

Saturday, September 8, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

 

Come help prune the roses at Independence Park and enjoy the other gardens. The new Butterfly Garden is especially nice this time of year.

 

Bring your pruners, clippers and whatever else you normally use for pruning.

 

Light refreshments will be served.