It is time to celebrate this “Crown Jewel” of the American Rose Society. Most of us have never been there but after seeing the great article and photos by Marilyn Wellan in the March/April issue of the American Rose, didn’t it make your heart desire to see the garden? This garden is our heritage and our home and now it has been transformed by the Great Garden Restoration into a stellar destination for all rose lovers.
This convention will include a rose show at the American Rose Center (ARC) as well as all the wonderful speakers and events we love to attend at ARS conventions. You can fly into Shreveport or Dallas and rent a car for the three-hour trip. We sure hope lots of you decide to drive though, so you can bring your best blooms to show
The American Rose Center – you need to come. It is TIME TO COME HOME TO THE ROSES!
Rose Show: Friday, May 5.
Saturday, May 6: Includes exciting events in the rose garden and Klima Hall ending in a Celebration Awards Banquet,
Sunday, May 7: We’ll also schedule meetings, garden tours and the ARS Board meeting.
Birmingham, Ohio, Tampa and Tulsa, and any other society usually scheduling rose shows the first weekend in May, please, if at all possible, reschedule your rose shows to another date and plan to bring your roses to Shreveport.
Rose Show chaired by: Linda Clark of San Diego, CA, and Billie Flynn, of Alexandria, LA.
Convention chaired by: Ruth Tiffany, San Diego, CA, and Carrie Bergs, Milwaukee, WI, with
the support of a committee representing local and distant societies. If you have ideas, or skills to bring or wish to be a ‘Rose’ for the convention please contact one of us.
Contact: Ruth Tiffany