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

Upcoming Programs and Events


  • February 26, 2024 - GPBRS Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden, 7:30 pm. Program: Hot New Roses for 2024! with Victor Lazzari.

  • March 25, 2024 - GPBRS Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden, 7:30 pm. Program: Dr. Malcolm Manners.

  • April 13, 2024 (Saturday) Rambling Rose Garden Tour! 10 am to 1:30 pm. Tickets via Eventbrite, GPBRS meetings or on the Tour. Advance: $15. Day of Event: $20.

  • April 22, 2024 - GPBRS Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden, 7:30 pm. Program: TBD.

  • April 27, 2024 - Roses for South FL with author Victor Lazzari! At Plant-a-Palooza - Mount's Spring Plant Sale, Mounts Botanical Garden, Time: TBD

  • April 27/28, 2024 Plant-a-Palooza Spring Plant Sale at Mounts Botanical Gardens, Saturday: open to public 9 am - 4 pm; Sunday: open to public 9 am to 3 pm.

  • April 28, 2024 - Public Rose Seminar by GPBRS at Jupiter Public Library. 2:30 pm. Topic: Growing Roses in Florida.
  • The Rose Petal Newsletter – Summer 2023 to Spring 2024

    The Rose Petal is published during our 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


    2024 January GPBRS Rose Petal Newsletter

    Don’t Be Afraid to Spring Prune Your Roses
    Artistry in a Rose Show
    You Can Bank On It (Banker Plants)
    MREC Entomology Program


    2023 December GPBRS Rose Petal Newsletter

    Rose Hips and Hybridizing Roses
    Bloom Styles
    How to Care For a Baby Band Rose

    Photo: Band Rose in a New Pot. Photo Credit: Denise Abruzzese.

    2023 November GPBRS Rose Petal Newsletter

    12 Best Old Roses for South Florida PART II
    Holly Golightly’s Garden
    Ruth’s Garden at FSU

    Photo: FSU Rose Garden View. Photo Credit: Malcolm Manners FSU Website.

    2023 October GPBRS Rose Petal Newsletter

    Mrs. B. R. Cant Photo by Victor Lazzari.

    12 Best Old Roses for South Florida PART I
    Deep South District Fall Convention & Rose Show

    Mrs. B. R. Cant Photo by Victor Lazzari.

    2023 September GPBRS Rose Petal Newsletter

    Beginner Advice: Planting & Design Tips For Your New Rose Garden
    David Austin’s Recommended Roses for Florida

    David Austin’s Vanessa Bell rose. Photo by Laura Zaragoza.

    2023 Summer GPBRS Rose Petal Newsletter

    Beginner Advice: Rose Pests and Diseases
    Can We Talk Poop??? (Organic Fertilizer)

    Photo: William Fountain, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.org (cropped