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 generally hosts meetings on the second Thursday evening of every month from February through October. We meet at Denver Botanic Gardens in the Freyer-Newman Center, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206. 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.



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 June or August. Every fourth year we host the Rocky Mountain District of the American Rose Society



Follow our 70-year recorded history with documents, photos and more at  – Voices from the Past and Present



Members and guests are always welcome to join us at meetings and events. Please check out specific details of each meeting (as dates and times sometimes vary) on our Facebook page and the website Calendar.



Thank you for visiting the Denver Rose Society!

Show preparation in action.
Rose judges having fun!
Best rose photo at the rose show.
Dave wins Best of Show with ‘Hope for Humanity’ Shrub Rose.
The annual rose garden jail pruning event.
Rose pruning at the Jeffco jail rose garden.
Group pruning at the Jeffco jail rose garden.
Answering questions at the SymROSEium

Denver Rose Society Officers


David Ingram, President
Michael Wood,  First Vice President
Jill Arnson, Second Vice President
Martha Tucker, Secretary
Andrew Domenico, Treasurer

The Denver Rose Society's definitive guide to growing beautiful roses in Colorado
Click here to purchase our definitive guide to growing beautiful roses in Colorado.


Click here to join the Denver Rose Society.


Click here for our list of Consulting Rosarians.