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.
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month except for January and July at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue. Our next regular meeting at the Garden Club will be on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, and will feature Mike Shoup.
March Meeting Program
Our March 4 program features Mike Shoup, owner of The Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, TX. Mike is quite well known worldwide in rose-growing circles. He is a past president of the board of directors of the Heritage Rose Foundation, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Old Garden Roses. He has also written many articles and supplied numerous photographs for trade magazines and national periodicals on the subject of using Old Garden Roses in today’s gardens. He has written three books, Roses in the Southern Garden, published in 2000 and in 1991 published Landscaping with Antique Roses, co-authored with Liz Druitt, and Empress of the Garden, which released this past October. The display garden at The Antique Rose Emporium is visited by 50,000 guests each year and has been designated a Hall of Fame Garden by the Great Rosarians of the World.