Who We Are
Since 1947, the Denver Rose Society has educated the public and enriched the lives of rose growers throughout Colorado. Members form lasting friendships, share rose growing and care tips and learn from guest speakers. We enjoy the fun and challenge of exhibiting roses and visiting other gardens.
The Denver Rose Society hosts meetings on the second Thursday evening of every month from April through October. In February and March, we meet on the second Saturday morning. We meet at Denver Botanic Gardens in the Plant Society House which is located in the NW corner of the employee parking lot. In July and August we gather at member homes or other garden settings for dinner and a tour.
Each spring we host an educational SymROSEium at Denver Botanic Gardens that is always a good time with guest speakers, educational displays and plenty of time to visit with other gardeners about the upcoming rose year. This year the half-day SymROSEium will be held on April 1st and is always free with paid admission to Denver Botanic Gardens.
Every summer members and the general public are invited to exhibit their roses in a judged rose show (always free with paid admission to Denver Botanic Gardens). The show is usually held in August, but every fourth year we host the Rocky Mountain District Rose Show which will be June 18, 2017. The theme of this year’s show is “Birthday Bash,” in honor of the Denver Rose Society’s 70th birthday. All the show details and exhibit information will be posted on our website soon.
Follow our 70-year recorded history with documents, photos and more at – Historical Information.
Thank you for visiting the Denver Rose Society!
Denver Rose Society Officer and Executive Board
Peggy Williams, President
Marygael Meister, First Vice President
David Ingram, Second Vice President
Tim Mann, Secretary
Andrew Domenico, Treasurer
Mary Kirby, Membership
Pat Colburn, Newsletter
Peggy Williams, Speaker Outreach
Betty Cahill, Publicity