ARS Events

Regional and National Conferences of the American Rose Society

You have access to 22 regional NW rose societies

Pacific NW District Events

As a member of TRS, you have access to many tools that can directly help you in your rose garden from over 100 experienced CRs of the PNW District

  • Monthly online newsletter Northwest Rosarian with articles and updates from a regional perspective. This important link is here.
  • A formidable list of rose culture articles. The link is here.
  • A speakers bureau of rose experts who cover subjects to assist rose society meeting planners That link is here.

In addition, there are usually in-person events where we can share, learn, and get ideas about other rose gardens and techniques. In 2021, it’s a little different.

The Pacific Northwest District of the American Rose Society consists of 22 cooperating rose societies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, western Montana and British Columbia, Canada. The resources are impressive.

At the end of October each year we come together for 3 days of classes, seminars, and specific ARS instruction at a central location for everyone in the region. Typically, it includes:

  • An Arrangement Workshop starts us off on Friday
  • Then a technical class on Saturday with AM classes
  • A keynote speaker on Saturday night after PM classes
  • Our District Awards presentation

This list gathers articles about Rose Gardens, Care and Culture, and CR Programs. Also included are selected articles from the Northwest Rosarian, the District Bulletin, with Judy Heath as editor.

Here is a list of the Rose Shows throughout the District and their projected dates. 2020-21 has been rough on them all.

Typically each summer, we gather together and hire a bus for the day and visit 3 District gardens. If we’re lucky and the gardens are close together, we add another. It’s a fun day for all the folks who start early, walk a lot, and share their enthusiasm for roses.

You also have access to the whole organization

ARS National Conferences

If you become a member of the ARS, you gain many benefits that can directly help you in your rose garden. Although many are local to the PNW District, many other benefits are derived from a national perspective.

Each year, the largest gathering we have, is the very large national conference in a major U.S. city. 2021 will be from September 10-14, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI.

We are very fortunate to have as a resource available to all of us interested in rose culture.

Continuing education, tips on growing roses, and the great people who make up this large organization are publicly available. And it’s very colorful too . .

Here is a list of the many awards for service to ARS. Many are in rose shows, some are individual society awards, and some are for lifetime and excellence in the work for “the rose.”

This is the Convention page, including details about accomodations, garden tours, and workshops for the upcoming 2021 National Convention in Milwaukee WI on Sept. 10 -14, 2021.

WE know roses

Regional FAQs

It all starts at

Yes. Many of the District speakers’ classes have CR credit. You can travel to other society meetings for their credit classes.

Many TRS speakers also run CR credit classes at our own monthly meetings.

Yes. We have many members who are members of the District Regional Speaker Bureau.

Yes – weekly. ARS national direction is executed through the District functions to the local societies like ours.

Yikes, what an ongoing question that is. Start with a balanced 20-20-20 blend. Then come to a meeting and ask that question. Guests are always welcome.

There’s usually a sign-up form for District events, but the folks at our meetings can give you the specifics on the event you’re looking at. Some in 2021 have been canceled for public safety reasons.

Yes. Just be a member of 1 before venturing out to other meetings.

22 including 1 in Canada, eh . .

Yes. In fact when we get together for work parties, pruning is the focus. A great place to see us is in the Rose Garden at Pt. Defiance Park on Thursday afternoons during the summer.

Not directly, but we can teach you how to . .

Didn’t see that one coming . .

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