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.
Pam Smith, our speaker this month, is the Park Landscape Manager for the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, TX. She will tell us about her beautiful gardens and the exciting rose trials taking place there. Among the 20+ parks and city facilities she oversees are several world-class rose gardens, athletic fields, the city’s public pool, and the community’s recreation center. She and her staff of 25 maintain in excess of 300 acres of city property. Pam oversees several rose gardens and hosts educational events and an annual community rose show.
Farmers Branch is home to 7 different rose trials. In addition to the trials, the gardens provide a great resource for visitors to both stop and smell the roses and look for rose cultivars that are suited for their specific landscape need.
Pam is a graduate of Texas A&M and Texas Tech University with a BS in Floriculture and a MS in Horticulture. She has been in the green industry for over 40 years. For the past 19 years she has served the residents of Famers Branch as their Park Landscape Manager. She is fortunate to be able to make a living at her passion.