About Us

We are exploring new ways to use and enjoy roses in the landscape that reflect 21st century lifestyles. We are passionate about all varieties of roses, not just the stereotypical hybrid teas, but their ancestors, the old garden roses, and their descendants, the modern shrub roses. Many of these roses are disease resistant and will flourish in our hot, humid climate. We can help you select a rose that will become a focal point in your garden.

We have many activities planned each year. We participate in the spring and summer sales at the Botanic Garden and the spring Baton Rouge Garden Show at LSU.  We host 2 pruning clinics each year - one in the spring and one in the fall. See our upcoming events in the column to the left.

The BBRS is currently working with BREC to refurbish the Independence Park rose garden and make it more environmentally sustainable.  This is a cooperative effort by the Baton Rouge Rose Society, BREC and the Independence Park Botanic Council. You can now see the growth habits of all varieties of roses.  There are hardy Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, English Roses, Griffith Buck Roses, Miniatures, and many Old Garden Roses on display.  

Favorite Web Sites

New Orleans Rose Information
NO Old Garden Rose Society029.pdf
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Clegg's Nursery

Harb's Oasis

Louisiana Nursery Outlet

Home Depot



Mail Order


Chamblee Rose Nursery - Wide variety of all kinds especially Griffith Buck (order early)

Heirloom Roses - Old Garden Roses, Hybred Teas, new introductions on their own roots

Rosemania - Roses and essentials (fungicides, insecticides, equipment, gloves, etc.)

Cherokee Rose

This native of China naturalized across the south probably by nurseryman Thomas Affleck (1812-1868) who lived in Mississippi and Texas.  Legend suggests that it was carried by the Cherokees as they left on the Trail of Tears. It blooms profusely in spring and is a vigorous climber in the landscape.

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