TRS Public Events

Tacoma Home & Garden Show -

January 25-28, 2018 

We run an informational booth
with showboards & handouts to help kick off the New Year.

Spring Pruning - March 3, 2018 

Meeting at Pt. Defiance Rose Garden for the yearly hard pruning of ALL the rose bushes.

Point Defiance Plant Sale - March 24, 2018 

Donated rose bushes, perennials, & bulbs from TRS gardens & Metro Parks sites are put

out for our largest public sale at the

Pagoda on a Spring morning.

Annual Rose Show - June 16, 2018

Each June we run an ARS authorized

Rose Show in Tacoma, where

growers & arrangers show their

stuff.  A regional group of ARS

judges visit each class in the show,

agree on the quality of each entry, &

decide on a best-in-class winner.  Trophies & Certificates are handed out to winners in a grand ceremony at the end of the day, with a picture taken with the current President of TRS as a memento of their hard work.

Summer Deadheading

From about June 15 to September 21 we cut the spent blooms at the Pt Defiance Rose Garden on Thursdays from 4 - 6 pm.  All are welcome to join us & learn the fine art of deadheading - the process that yields many new blooms within 10 days or so.

Puyallup Fair Rose Show

During the 3 week run of the Western Washington State Fair in September we enter our roses in their rose shows.  We also provide demonstrations & information to the Fair visitors as they enjoy the 150 entries.