Meetings and Events


Albuquerque Rose Society Meetings are held September through November and February through May at 7 p.m. at the Albuquerque Garden Center (see map below). Each meeting includes a special rose-related program with topics ranging from how to landscape with roses to learning about the hidden stories behind our favorite rose names. A brief business meeting is held afterward.

We do not meet in June, July, and August to allow us to tend our own roses and the roses at the public garden. Regular meetings resume in September, October and November. Our December meeting is our Annual Holiday Party held at a local restaurant.

2023 Program Schedule

  • February 8             The Dirt on Dirt
  • March 8                  Rose Diseases 
  • April 12                 Preparing Photos for the Rose Show
  • May 10                  Preparing Roses for a Rose Show
  • September 13         Roses at the BioPark
  • October 11             What Went Right in Your Garden This Year
  • November 8       Rose Hall of Fame
  • December:   Annual Holiday Party  Date and place TBA

Pruning Demonstrations

Each March, members of the Albuquerque Rose Society prune most of the roses in the garden. Consulting Rosarians and other experienced rosarians offer free pruning demonstrations for the public. In 2023 the dates for these demonstrations are March 11 and 18 from 10:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Deadheading at the Garden, Tuesday nights

Deadheading in the Rose Garden, Tony Hillerman Library, begins weekly in June and continues throughout the summer. We start work at 6:30 pm and work until dusk. All are welcome, members and non-members.  If you’d like to help, bring your gloves and clippers, and if you aren’t sure what to do, we will show you!