Events & Meetings

So, are you a rose lover and enthusiast? Or maybe you just have an unidentified rose that came with the new house you just purchased, that seems to have some potential? Are you having questions about growing & caring for roses? Come to one of our meetings or events and gain valuable gardening advice from many of the rosarians on hand. You’ll get to see award-winning roses on display and get a chance to learn more about them while having a visual floral experience to delight your senses. All of our meetings are open to the public, so come and join us! You do not have to be a member, although we’d love to have you join. Whether you are new to growing roses or a long-time rosarian, you are welcome.


The Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society meets at 2pm on the second Sunday of each month except in December.

Our meetings are held at the American Red Cross at 100 Edgewood Road, Classroom 214, Asheville, NC 28804.

Novice growers are welcome. We have speakers, educational programs, practical demonstrations, and other learning opportunities.

We maintain a No-Spray Rose Garden at the American Red Cross.



February 11, 2pm The topic for today’s meeting will be SOIL. Growing beautiful roses requires rich, healthy soil. Soil test kits will be available.

March 11, 2pm Today we will be pruning the roses in the test garden. Bring your pruners and your gloves! Demonstrations for novice pruners. Rain or shine!

April 8, 2pm Fertilizing your roses. Come on by to help fertilize the roses in the test garden and learn how to do the same in your own garden.

May 12 ANNUAL ABRRS PLANT SALE! Stop by the Red Cross building for our annual rose sale in conjunction with the Master Gardeners’ plant sale. Huge selection of unique roses, many grown on their own roots. This is a big event you don’t want to miss!

May 26 ANNUAL ABRRS ROSE EXHIBITION Visit us at the North Carolina Arboretum for an exhibition of hundreds of roses along with informative lectures on how to grow roses here in WNC.

June 10, 2pm Jon Parker, Head Rosarian at Biltmore will be joining us. Details coming soon!

July 8, 2pm TBA

August 12, 2pm TBA

September 9 Garden Tour/Potluck. Details coming soon!

October 14, 2pm TBA

November 11, 2pm Holiday Party and election of new officers.