United States of America

The American Rose Society

P.O. Box 30000
Shreveport, Louisiana 71130-0030
U.S.A.
Tel: +1 (318) 938-5402
Fax: +1 (318) 938-5405
Email: ars@rose.org
http://www.rose.org
Executive Director - Laura Seabaugh
President - Pat Shanley

Organized in 1892, the American Rose Society is the largest single plant society in the United States. ARS has more than 8,500 regular and affiliate members and over 300 affiliated local rose societies. Most ARS members are amateur gardeners who grow roses as a hobby for their own pleasure. Members are found in all 50 states. There are more than 200 affiliated members from other countries.

The American Rose Society offers the following services to its members:
  • The American Rose, a bi-monthly, full color magazine published 5 times a year
  • The American Rose Annual, which has been published annually since 1916
  • The Handbook for Selecting Roses, published annually - ratings of all roses commercially available, tabulated from hundreds of individual reports from across the country
  • Cooperative research programs on rose problems at colleges and experimental stations
  • Sponsors National Rose Conventions and Rose Shows each year
  • Maintains the International Rose Registration system, and has been delegated by the International Horticultural Congress as the International Cultivar Registration Authority for Roses
  • A Consulting Rosarian Program - a network of more than 2,200 expert amateur rose gardeners around the country who provide assistance and advice to novice rosarians
Fees: 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Lifetime
Individual $ 49 $ 95 $140 $1350
Joint $ 62 $117 $170  
Senior $ 46 $ 89 $132 $ 675
Senior Joint $ 59 $111 $162  
Trail Membership (4 months)
$ 10
     
Canadian $ 54 $105 $155  N/A
Canadian Joint $ 67 $127 $185  N/A
Associate (no magazine) $ 13 $ 22 $ 30  N/A
US/Canadian Youth $ 10 $ 20 $ 30  N/A
International $ 59 $115 $170  N/A
International Joint $ 72 $137 $200  N/A

When the Roses Bloom

Area & First Bloom Date Main Bloom Date
Buckeye District - June 15 June 20
Carolina District - May 10 May 20
Central District - June 3 June 10
Colonial District - May 15 June 1
Deep South District (Florida) - March 12 March 30
Deep South District (Georgia) - May 5 May 15
Great Lakes District - June 10 June 20
Gulf District - April 15 April 25
Illinois-Indiana District - June 5 June 20
New York District - June 7 June 20
North Central District - June 15 June 30
Northern California, Nevada & Hawaii District - April 25 May 10
Pacific Northwest District - May 28 June 15
Pacific Southwest District (Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas) - April 1 April 30
Arizona & Los Angeles area - April 15 April 20
New Mexico and El Paso, Texas - May 1 May 15
Penn-Jersey District - May 25 June 1
Rocky Mountain District - June 10 June 20
South Central District - April 25 May 10
Tenarky District (Kentucky) - May 20 May 30
Tenarky District (Tennessee) - May 10 May 20
Yankee District - June 7 June 20

Calendar of Rose Events - 2017

DATE
SITE
C-convention
F-festival
L-lecture
M-meeting
R-rose show
S-seminar
T-trials
ORGANIZED BY
COMMENT
April 20-23 Arcadia, California C
R

American Rose Society,
Pacific Rose Society
Pacific Southwest District

2017 National Miniature/Miniflora Rose Conference & Rose Show
Email: chrisgreen1@aol.com
September 5-11 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania C
R
American Rose Society
Penn-Jersey District
National Fall Convention
Email: rosered1@comcast.net