From about June 15 to September 15 to 21, we cut the spent blooms at the Pt. Defiance Rose Garden on Thursdays from 4 - 6pm. All are welcome to join us & learn the lost art of deadheading - the process that yields many new blooms within 10 days or so.
Tacoma Home & Garden Show
January 25-28, 2018
We run an informational booth with show boards, pictures, & handouts to help kick off the New Year. Membership forms too . . .
PNW District Summer Garden Tour - July 2018
Each summer members of the Pacific NW District of the ARS go on a bus tour of member gardens in our fabulous part of the country. This year we'll be crossing into OR and back.
Puyallup Fair Rose Show
During the 4 week run of the Western Washington State Fair in September we enter our roses in their weekly judged rose shows on Sundays. We also provide demonstrations & handouts to the thousands of Fair visitors as they enjoy the over 150 entries.
PNW District Fall Conference
November 2-4, 2018
Each year our ARS District gathers to hold arrangement seminars, judging classes, and operations meetings at a central location. An excellent way to upgrade knowledge in an informal setting, usually at a scenic lodge.
Spring Pruning - March 3, 2018
Meeting at Pt. Defiance Rose Garden for the yearly hard pruning of ALL the rose bushes. A great place to learn about caring for your beauties . . .
Annual Rose Show - June 16, 2018
Each June we run an ARS sanctioned rose show in Tacoma, where rose growers & arrangers show their stuff. A regional group of ARS judges visit each class in the show, agree on the quality of each entry, & then 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 Chairman of the TRS Show as a memento of their hard work.
Point Defiance Plant Sale - March 24, 2018
Donated rose bushes, perennials, & bulbs from Tacoma gardens & Metro Park sites are put out for our largest public sale at the Pagoda on a Spring morning. All proceeds go to benefit the Rose Garden.