Society Meetings: 7:30 pm on fourth Mondays (except summer or holidays), Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach OR online via Zoom. (Zoom link emailed to members before meetings.)

Upcoming Programs and Events

  • May 20, 2024 - GPBRS Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden, 7:30 pm. Program: “Ask the Experts!” with ARS Master and Consulting Rosarians. Bring your questions!

  • July 2, 2024 - Public Rose Seminar by GPBRS at the West Boynton Beach Public Library. 2:00 pm. Topic: "Growing Roses in Florida" with ARS Consulting Rosarian, Denise Abruzzese.

  • September 23, 2024 - GPBRS Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden, 7:30 pm. Program: "New Rose Sustainability Trials in South Florida" with Dr. Kimberly Anne Moore, Environmental Horticulturist, Associate Center Director and Professor. UF/IFAS, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center.

  • October 11-13, 2024 - DEEP SOUTH DISTRICT FALL CONFERENCE & ROSE SHOW - Gainesville, FL. Hosted by the Gainesville and Marion County Rose Societies.

  • October 28, 2024 - GPBRS Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden, 7:30 pm. Program: “Rose Propagation Class” with ARS Consulting Rosarian, Denise Abruzzese.

  • November 25, 2024 - GPBRS Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden, 7:30 pm. Program: “Report from the American Rose Society's National Convention in Rhode Island” with ARS Master Consulting Rosarian, Mike Becker.

  • December 5, 2024 - SAVE THE DATE: GPBRS Holiday Party at Mounts Botanical Garden, Time: TBD night. Potluck with main dish provided by GPBRS. (No regular meeting due to holiday.)

  • Links of Interest

    ARS Guide to Florida Gardens

    Other Florida Rose Societies, Clubs and Organizations

    Rose Products and Vendors

    BOOK: 100 Roses for the South Florida Garden by Victor Lazzari

    This gorgeous book by GPBRS Vice President, Victor Lazzari, is illustrated with beautiful color photographs. In it Victor equips home gardeners and landscape professionals alike with the knowledge to successfully grow roses in the tropical climate of South Florida. Get Victor’s book now at Amazon: 100 Roses for the South Florida Garden.

    “This book is full of research, first-hand knowledge, and a bit of humor. It’s a wonderful guide for the South Florida rose gardener.”

    —Annee Nelson, Nelson’s Florida Roses
    American Garden Rose SelectionsSelecting the right rose for your garden makes all the difference – The AGR evaluates roses yearly, and issues American Garden Rose Selections™ awards. The AGRS™ symbol lets you know that this rose has withstood multiple years of scrutiny and evaluation to deem it appropriate for your garden.
    American Rose SocietyThe American Rose Society exists to promote the culture, preservation and appreciation of the Rose, and to improve its standard of excellence for all people, through education and research.
    Find a Rose for Your GardenA resource of the American Rose Society intended to help identify and locate roses in each region of the United States.
    Mounts Botanical Gardens, West Palm BeachThe oldest and largest public botanical garden in Palm Beach County. Many events, sales and educational opportunities. This is where we meet.
    HelpMeFindA web-based database of worldwide roses. With numerous pictures of each rose, along with description of the rose including height, width, zones where the rose will flourish. Free membership includes member garden lists, wish lists and more. The GPBRS has a group page.
    The Deep South District of the American Rose SocietyThe Deep South District is affiliated with the American Rose Society and represents local rose societies in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida whose mission is to help everyone grow and enjoy roses. Membership available, website features a library and rose information. Website: Facebook Page: Deep South District American Rose Society Facebook Page
    University of California (Davis) Online Rose EncyclopediaUC Davis: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Foundation Plant Services. Has virus-free rose cultivar cuttings, lists of roses in the US, and lots of scientific rose horticultural information. Info on rose propagation and rose care, including heat treatment for Rose Mosaic virus.

    Legal Disclaimer: The information about providers and services contained on this website does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Greater Palm Beach Rose Society. It is your responsibility to verify providers and services.

    Kids and Roses! State Flowers of the United States

    My name is George- I’m a conservationist and this year I have been involved in starting and running a youth gardening club. Our garden is now looking fantastic and I’m so happy with how popular this venture has been with my young gardeners, it is great to see the positive impact it has had on the kids in terms of physical and mental health as well as building a community feeling.

    The articles on growing roses were such a huge help to us when we introduced roses to our garden and your links page led us to some great informative rose organizations – so I just wanted to say thanks for helping us out.

    Last week I tasked the kids with doing research projects on a flower/gardening topic of their choice and one of my kids, Alice, decided to research into the different state flowers and found this page . She thought it would be nice to send it to you and maybe your site users would find it interesting to have a look at it- the rose is the national flower of the USA and different roses are the state flower of several states! If you decide to add it to your page let me know, I know she would be excited to see her research has been appreciated by gardening experts.