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:      

Independence Park Plant Sale

Saturday, August 12

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Come by and see the roses we have for sale at our booth and all the other fine plants available for fall planting.

Baton Rouge Rose Society Meeting
Sunday, September 10, 2017
9:00 AM
Pruning with brunch in the Garden Center after the pruning is complete.
Independence Park Botanic Garden
Rose Garden
7950 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge

October Meeting:  

October 11, 2017

7:00 PM

Garden Center Independence Park

7950 Independence BLVD, Baton Rouge