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.)

  • News and Events

    Stay up to date on the Greater Palm Beach Rose Society, regional and national News and other nearby Rose Society Events. Be sure to SCROLL DOWN to see all the events listed.


    The Latest GPBRS News in the “The Rose Petal”

    The Rose Petal is our Member-only newsletter, filled with rose gardening ‘How To’s’, Rose Information and or course, news! We publish the Rose Petal during the Tropical South rose season, September through May (no December publication). Members receive the newsletter via email. If you have rose-related articles or information you would like to see included in the newsletter (your suggestions are greatly appreciated) please email them to:

    Denise Abruzzese
    GPBRS Newsletter Editor
    newsletter@gpbrs.org

    Please see our current Rose Petal Newsletter for events:

    Other Local Rose Society Meetings and News

    TROPICAL ROSE SOCIETY MEETINGS (Miami/Dade, Broward County):

    The Tropical Rose Society meets at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Coral Gables, FL.
    Address: 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, Florida 33156. Use the south “STAFF ONLY” parking lot.
    (Doors open at Fairchild at 6:30 pm, meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm)

    MAY Meeting: Tuesday, May 14, 2024- 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fairchild Tropical Garden – Corbin Classroom B
    SUBJECT: Landscaping with Roses – Victor Lazzari


    ORLANDO AREA HISTORIAL ROSE SOCIETY MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

    The Society meets at The Garden House at Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens 1920 North Forest Ave, Orlando FL on the first Sunday of the month. Doors open at 2:00 pm, program starts at 2:30 pm.
    OAHRS Program info: (407) 497-1639
    Leu Gardens: (407) 246-2020


    TAMPA ROSE SOCIETY MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

    Tampa Rose Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Seminole Garden Center, 5800 N Central Ave, Tampa, FL 33604. Guests are welcome to attend. Come at 6:30 pm to socialize! Each meeting has a program and a Consulting Rosarian’s Report sharing what you should be doing to care for your Florida roses. We end the meeting with a fun raffle which often includes roses! Come and bring a gardening buddy or friend.

    2024 Meeting Dates: January 23, February 20, March 12 (moved from 3/19), April 16, May 16, June 21 (no meetings July & August), September 17, October 15, & Nov. 19.

    FLORIDA ROSE EVENTS

    52nd Annual Tampa Rose Show

    May 11, 2024: 52nd Annual Tampa Rose Society Rose Show is governed by the standard rules, regulations and guidelines of the American Rose Society (ARS). Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Location: West Shore Plaza, 250 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL. Doors open for exhibitors at 6:00 am. Judging takes place at 10:00 am. Awards: 12:00 noon. Contact Tom Schaefer 813-777-0019 Cell or online at www.tamparosesociety.com.


    July 13, 2024 – Rose Grower’s Forum: to be held at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens in Tallahassee.
    An exciting lineup of speakers is planned, so please spread the word, mark your calendar for lucky July 13, and watch for more information! Check the Deep South District’s webpage for more info: https://deepsouthdistrict.org/


    DSD Fall Conference and Rose Show – in Gainesville, FL

    October 11-13, 2024 – DSD Fall Conference and Rose Show: Hosted by the Gainesville and Marion County Rose Societies. Location: Gainesville, FL. More info and registration materials are here: 2024 Deep South District Fall Convention Page


    Tallahassee Area Rose Society 38th Annual Rose Show

    October 26-27, 2024 Tallahassee Area Rose Society 38th Annual Rose Show, “The Rose Queen of Halloween”. Exhibitor Area will open at 6:00 a.m. Saturday. Location: Doyle Conner Building,
    3125 Conner Blvd, Tallahassee Florida.

    DEEP SOUTH & NATIONAL ROSE NEWS & EVENTS

    May 11th and 12th Roses around the World, Greater Atlanta Rose Show (GEORGIA):
    at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, see atlantarose.org for more details.


    May 15 and 18, 2024 ARS Hybrid Judging School Webinar. Information will follow shortly, and will include three sessions on Horticulture Judging. Check the ARS or Deep South District’s webpages for more info: ars.org or deepsouthdistrict.org/


    May 18-19, 2024 – 37th Annual South Metro Rose Show NORTH CAROLINA at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Hosted by the South Metro Rose Society (see their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/p/South-Metro-Rose-Society-100064550088342/). Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses into South Metro Rose Society’s 37th annual rose show, slated May 18-19 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, located at 175 East Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering roses. Entries must be made at the show site by 9:30 a.m. on May 18 for judging.

    After judging, the show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph hundreds of exhibited roses and rose arrangements. Rose bouquets will be sold, and an information table will be on site for questions to be answered by American Rose Society consulting rosarians. Items to be raffled include restaurant gift certificates, rose bushes, custom-blended fertilizers, artwork, gardening books, and more.

    South Metro Rose Society is affiliated with the American Rose Society. SMRS meets on the fourth Mondays in January through April and August through October in the fellowship hall of Fayetteville Church of Christ. All rose enthusiasts, especially novices, are invited to visit meetings for free. For more SHOW information, call 770-631-3885.



    DEEP SOUTH DISTRICT FALL CONFERENCE & ROSE SHOW

    October 11-13, 2024 – DSD Fall Conference and Rose Show: Hosted by the Gainesville and Marion County Rose Societies. Location: Gainesville. Check the Deep South District’s webpage for more info: https://deepsouthdistrict.org/


    2025 DSD Mid-Winter Rose Convention – February 28 through March 2, 2025

    This event is one of two in a year where all members of the Deep South District of the American Rose Society (Florida, Georgia, & Alabama rose societies) come together to learn, network and celebrate those achievements of the 20+ represented rose societies in the DSD. The event begins on Friday evening with a meet and greet reception and setting up the basket raffle, where donated baskets with prizes are decorated for a raffle held on the following day. The following day, Saturday, the raffle is opened up and there are usually three guest speaker programs for attendees to enjoy. After the guest speakers, sometime after 1pm, the grand raffle is held and the prizes are handed out. In the evening there is a dinner where the DSD recognizes the achievements of local societies and their members. On Sunday morning there is usually a tour of a local garden or some other function away from the event location. At this time, event organizers take things apart and the event is brought to a close. The event will be held at:

    Best Western Gateway Grand
    4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida 32606 United States
    (352) 331-3336