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 normally meets on the second Wednesday of each month, except July and August, at the Independence Park Garden Center, at 7:00 P.M.  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.

No Meetings in July or August

Deadheading Day: September 10

8:00 AM, Independence Park Rose Garden

Come help get the roses ready for the fall bloom. Bring your pruners and do some light deadheading of spent blooms.

Next Meeting:  

September 14, 2016

7:00 PM

Garden Center Independence Park

7950 Independence BLVD, Baton Rouge


Success with Rose Propagation with Margret Ganier, New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society

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

Next Event:      

October or November road trip to Armstrong Park in New Orleans