The Jacksonville Rose Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1954. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we are an affiliate of The American Rose Society
As stated in our charter, the purpose of our organization is to encourage the scientific study of plants and their culture, specifically roses, both old and modern, and to encourage the planting of roses for civic beautification.
"China: A World Rose Power Reawakened" is the title of the JRS September program.
Lyndy and Wayne Myers of the Jacksonville Rose Society flew to Beijing, China, for the Asia-Regional convention of the World Federation of Rose Societies. The meeting included the 14th International Heritage Rose Conference, the 7th Chinese Rose Show, and the 8th Beijing Rose Culture Festival.
Ancient Chinese roses are important ancestors of most of the world's modern rose varieties. Much like the Beijing Olympic Games did for international sport, this convention has returned China to the ranks of the world's rose super-powers.
Wayne and Lyndy Myers will share their experiences in China. In addition to their week of roses, they flew to Western and Central China for the wondrous tourist attractions there, including giant pandas and the terracotta army.