Local Rose Societies are more than just social clubs! They are a chance to get out into the garden, whether it be a public one or your own, make friends, learn to grow roses, exhibit roses, arrange roses and participate in rose shows locally and nationally.


Rose Societies span all across the country, and if there isn't one in your area yet, CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT STARTING ONE!


July 1, 2020

Suzanne Horn

Master Rosarian, Pacific Rose Society

This article was originally published in the June 2020 issue of the Pacific Rose.

Roses & You, July 2020

This week our nation honors the memory of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military in all of Ame...

July 1, 2020

Rita Perwich

Consulting Rosarian, San Diego Rose Society

Roses & You, July 2020

The rose is our national floral emblem and it is also a symbol of love. During the month of July, we often wear red, white and blue and we celebrate our nation with parades, parties and firewo...

July 1, 2020

Gaye Hammond

Master Rosarian, Houston Rose Society

Roses & You, July 2020

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Gardener Alert!

Chilli thrips attack more than 130 different types of plants that grow in Texas. If it grows here … it is on...

July 1, 2020

Ernie Cowan

Outdoor columnist and photographer

This article was originally published in the San Diego Union Tribune on May 31, 2020.

Roses & You, July 2020

The sound of the gently gurgling water was almost hypnotic.

To be honest, I had drifted off to sleep until being rudel...

July 1, 2020

Steve Steps

Master Rosarian, Santa Clara Rose Society

Roses & You, July 2020

Spring is a wonderful time of the year. Not only do we get to see the first beautiful blooms of the new year, but we also get to see some of our “other garden friends.”

Diana and I have not u...

July 1, 2020

Doug Whitt

Master Rosarian, Charlotte Rose Society

Roses & You, July 2020

A rose garden of colorful blossoms clothed in lush foliage has no peer in the world of flowering shrubs. Managing such a unique setting is a wistful fancy of many aspiring rosarians while navig...

July 1, 2020

Wayne Myers

Master Rosarian, Jacksonville Rose Society

Roses & You, July 2020

In 2009 through 2011 I successfully prevented major chilli damage in my garden for three years by applying granular Merit (imidacloprid) in late March. However, in 2012 and 2013 I lost many...

July 1, 2020

Carolyn Elgar

Master Rosarian, Orange County Rose Society

This article is a 2019 Award of Merit winner

Roses & You, July 2020

Spring provides conditions in which mildews thrive. However, when summer arrives and temperatures rise, insects become dominant in the rose garden....

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This guide is designed to provide accurate, up-to-date information about the American Rose Society. We hope it will answer many of your questions about society work. For those questions the guide may not answer, you will find listed all of the American Rose Society leadership – both volunteer and national staff – as a directory to enable asking your questions in person.



To update your local society's listing or officers, please CLICK HERE.



Tax Exempt I-990N

It is that time of year again; time to file your I-990N. This is an IRS requirement for all local rose societies whose income is less than $50,000.

The 990-N MUST be filed no later than the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of your tax year. For most of you that means this must be filed by May 15, 2020.

*Please note: If you do not file a 990-N by May 15, 2018 you are risking losing your societies non-profit status.

For information about filing the 990-N please click here.

  • The 990-N form is filled out online and takes about 10 minutes.

  • You will receive an email confirmation* once you submit the 990-N to the IRS.

  • * Please check your spam/Junk folder if you do not receive an email confirmation.


To file the 990-N click here.

You will need your society’s EIN. When you enter the EIN the American Rose Society is listed as the business you are filing for. This is correct. As you proceed through the form you will enter your society’s name as the Does Business As name.

Click Here to e-mail the membership department with any questions regarding the process.

Local Society Insurance Program

The ARS is pleased to be able to offer local societies comprehensive general liability coverage.

Click here to download the current year program packet.

Deadline for returning all completed information is February 29, 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Medvec or call the offices at 318-938-5402



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