Tacoma Home & Garden Show -
January 26-29, 2017
We run an informational booth with showboards & handouts to help kick off the New Year.
Spring Pruning - March 4, 2017
Meeting at Pt. Defiance Rose Garden for the yearly hard pruning of ALL the rose bushes.
Point Defiance Plant Sale - March 25, 2017
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 17, 2017
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.
From 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.