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.



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 was June 18, 2017. The theme of the show was “Birthday Bash,” in honor of the Denver Rose Society’s 70th birthday.



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 additional details and reminders on our Facebook page or 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.

Welcome new 2017 board members Marygael, Tim and Georgie!

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 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

The Denver Rose Society's definitive guide to growing beautiful roses in Colorado
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Click here for our list of Consulting Rosarians.