Monthly Meetings

Unless otherwise specified for special events, the normal meeting time and place is the Garden Center Building at Sugarhouse Park on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

The Utah Rose Society meetings are lively, fun, and a positive experience for all those who attend. Expect to grow your knowledge of rose cultivating, make new friends, and have good refreshments!

February 2020

Thursday, February 20 6:30 p.m. at the Garden Center in Sugarhouse Park, 1602 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. We are pleased to have a presentation by Dr. Melanie Stock, Assistant Professor at Utah State University, Urban and Small Farms Extension Specialist, Certified Associate Professional Soil Scientist, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate. Dr. Stock will give us comprehensive information on Soil and Water Management for Roses to help us prepare our gardens for spring planting. The information will also be helpful for gardeners of other plants. Please join us for an informative presentation! Everyone is welcome! No cost.

March 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – “Six Generations of Meilland Rose Breeding”, presentation by Mark Mason Taylor. Mark’s favorite rose breeder is Meilland, the great people who gave us the Peace Rose, so when he traveled to France in January he asked for an interview and they consented. He will speak about his interview with Alain Meilland, the president of the company.

*This meeting will be rescheduled to a later date due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

April 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – “Artistic Design Using Roses” by Jan Hernandez. This presentation will be a demonstration of how you can use roses to enter the Arrangements Division in the June Rose Show as well as in your home for your own enjoyment.

*This meeting has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

May 2020

Rose Auction – date and time to be determined

June 2020

June meeting – date and time to be determined

The Utah Rose Society Rose Show has been moved to September 19, 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

July 2020

July meeting – date and time to be determined

August 2020

August meeting – date and time to be determined

September 2020 – Rose Show

Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Entries received from 7:00-9:30 a.m.; Judging begins at 10:00 a.m.; Show open to the public 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Public welcome, no charge.

October 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. TBA

No meeting in November 2020

December 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – Holiday party (note change of date, second Thursday). Pot luck dinner, gift exchange at the Garden Center in Sugar House Park.

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the meetings!