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.
2024 Program Schedule
- February 14 Rose Hall of Fame
- March 13 Breeding Roses
- April 10 Improving Your Soil
- May 8 Flower Arranging With Roses
- September 11 Gardens of Asheville
- October 9 Crazy Gardening Questions
- November 13 Swap Meet
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!
Rose Show and Exhibition
- The Albuquerque Rose Society and other societies throughout the country provide opportunities to show roses grown in local gardens and to compete for awards for the best roses, rose arrangements, and rose photographs.
- Each year our spring rose show is a judged show on a weekend in May at the Albuquerque Garden Center.
- More opportunities to show roses and compete include the Santa Fe Rose Society’s rose show and the flower shows at the New Mexico State Fair in September.
- For those who want to share what they grow, but not compete, the Albuquerque Rose Society has a rose exhibition at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden each year in September.
Our shows and exhibitions are free events and are open to anyone who wants to participate or visit. They are a good place to see roses you might want to add to your gardens.