Welcome to the Rose Society of Tucson!

The Rose Society was founded February 1, 1960. We currently have over 100 members. The purpose of the Rose Society is to share interest and knowledge. Knowledge, like the rose, needs to be nurtured, fed and shared with others in order to grow and produce more knowledge and beauty. We currently have 12 Consulting Rosarians in our membership, 6 American Rose Society (ARS) Horticulture Judges and 3 Arrangement Judges. Whether you just want to learn to grow the roses you currently have, or you want to exhibit, we have members who will help you to achieve your goals.

Our source of information and knowledge is not limited to the Rose Society of Tucson. We are an affiliate of the American Rose Society which is the largest horticultural society in the nation.

Benefits of membership: Membership for the Rose Society of Tucson is $20.00 per year. Our members receive the Society’s newsletter, the Thrip Hater, 10 times a year, and are eligible for shared purchases of inexpensive and hard-to-find roses. The Thrip Hater provides interesting and educational articles and keeps you notified of current events.

Meetings: Everyone is welcome to our meetings, no charge. Our guest speakers and programs aim to assist everyone in learning how to grow and enjoy the roses we love. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, with social and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. We do not meet in July and August. The social time, provides guests and prospective members an opportunity to chat with members, ask questions and exchange tips on growing roses.

Publications: A very handy booklet entitled Monthly Guide Of What To Do In Your Rose Garden is available for $2.00 and a wonderful, new 57-page publication with illustrations, Growing Roses in the Desert is available for $10, plus $2.00 mailing if applicable. These publications can be purchased at our monthly meetings and are also available through our website,

Events: We have a rose show each year in April. We offer a rose pruning demonstration at our January meeting. Our members host garden tours periodically to share landscaping ideas and provide new and different ideas for growing roses in the desert.

To Join:    Please mail $20, made out to Rose Society of Tucson, include your Name, Address, Phone and email:

Rose Society of Tucson

1631 E. Calle Altivo

Tucson, AZ 85718