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:      

ARS Gulf District Spring Tour

April 27-30, 2017


Texas Bound and Down
Flyer with details of the rose tour around Chamblee, Texas and environs.
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Baton Rouge Rose Society Meeting
Sunday, February 26, 2017
9:00 AM Pruning with soup and sandwich provided by Frances Falcon in the Garden Center after the pruning is complete.
Independence Park Botanic Garden
Rose Garden
7950 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge


Next Meeting:  December 4, 2016

Baton Rouge Rose Society Holiday Social
December 4, 2016
2 to 5 PM
1859 Applewood Rd in Circle U of Walden
Home of member Emily Stich 
Note that GPS does not work in Walden due to the circles. Emily's house is closest to Rodney Dr.  You can also enter Walden from Kenilworth Parkway.  Emily's cell is 225-284-8484.  Call her cell if you can't find the house and she will talk you in - no problem.
The BRRS will provide the main course and the drinks.  Bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Spouses and guests are invited.

November Meeting:  


October Meeting:  

October 12, 2016

7:00 PM

Garden Center Independence Park

7950 Independence BLVD, Baton Rouge


Rose Bonsai with Lowell Tilley, Louisiana Bonsai Society