American Rose Society

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American Rose Society

Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses. The American Rose Society is a national organization with over 24,000 members dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement and promotion of America's Floral Emblem. Over 380 local chapters and affiliates throughout the country offer rose-related activities and information. Many of the members of these societies have been designated as Consulting Rosarians, and have agreed to assist other rose growers with their rose problems and questions.

Most ARS members are home gardeners like you who enjoy growing roses and want to expand their knowledge of rose culture. Many members also enjoy the thrill of exhibiting their roses in competition with other rose-lovers. The American Rose Society has developed standards and guidelines for guiding these competitions. We also publish a schedule of the various workshops, seminars and rose shows.

The Society has its headquarters located on the grounds of the beautiful American Rose Center near Shreveport, Louisiana. The Center is home to over 20,000 rose bushes comprising nearly 400 varieties of modern and old roses. We have many events in our Gardens during the year. When you come to Shreveport, be sure to check the Events Schedule so you can attend.




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