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!


August 4, 2020

Suzanne Horn

Master Rosarian, Pacific Rose Society

This article is a 2017 Award of Merit winner

The great 13th Century Persian poet Rumi, who became one of the most widely read poets in America, wrote: “What a joy, to travel the way of the heart.” This quote aptly applies...

August 4, 2020

Rich Baer

Master Rosarian, Portland Rose Society

This article is a 2015 Award of Merit winner

I believe that roses are really an easy plant to cultivate and enjoy despite their bad wrap as being too much trouble. I was having a discussion about growing roses with John Cle...

August 4, 2020

James E. Armstrong

Consulting Rosarian, San Francisco Rose Society

NCNH 2009 Award of Merit article

Deer, and gophers, and raccoons, and skunks---O My! With a few apologies to Dorothy and Toto, and since June is the second “holding” month in our rose gardens, I’ve de...

August 4, 2020

Krystal Schmidt

Rose Society of Tucson

The calendar says that summer is gone, although the thermostat differs. There is a noticeable difference in the morning breeze and the fall blooms are starting to bud. I’d like to sit back and enjoy the pleasures of fall, be able to...

August 4, 2020

Rita Perwich

Consulting Rosarian, San Diego Rose Society


When my daughters were young, one of our favorite books to read together was Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We fondly read and reread how hungry that caterpillar was, how much he ate and how big a...

August 4, 2020

Nanette Londeree

Master Rosarian, Marin County Rose Society

This article is a 2019 Award of Merit winner

The world is filled with insects – it’s estimated that there are more than a million different species.  Most go about their daily business nearly invisible to us - po...

August 4, 2020

Susan Wroble

Denver Rose Society

What’s a rose lover to do? Japanese Beetles invaded the Denver area in 2006 and have exploded in numbers ever since. While some home gardeners are ripping out their rose beds, Colorado State University’s Dr. Whitney Cranshaw had a much be...

August 4, 2020

Kitty Belendez

Master Rosarian, Santa Clarita Rose Society

This article is a 2016 Award of Merit winner

Originally published in Rose Ecstasy

Every year I look forward to June Gloom. It’s usually overcast and cool, with occasional light drizzles in Santa Clarita. The r...

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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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