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.
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.)
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
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.