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Monthly Programs & Events


Meetings: Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center 
2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

6:30-7:00pm: Refreshments & business meeting 

7:00pm: Educational program (60‐minutes)


Download complete 2023 Schedule here


MARCH 2023
Thursday, March 16 | 6:30PM

Suitable for Framing. Presented by Lou Evans.
Free seminar and open to the public. Social & refreshments 6:30pm, Program starts at 7:00pm.

Lou will share various ideas, methods, and “tricks” he uses to create beautiful photographs suitable to hang on the wall as art. He'll cover tips on lighting, angles, depth of field, and overall photo composition to get the winning shot. His information will also be useful if you plan to enter rose photos in local and national contests.

About Lou Evans:
Accredited Horticultural Judge and Accredited Arrangement Judge, Lou has enjoyed photography for over 40 years. He started seriously photographing roses about 12 years ago, primarily to enter his local society, NCNH District, and American Rose Society Photography Contest. He has won top prizes at all three levels. Lou and his wife grow about 145 roses of all types in their Livermore garden, and he enthusiastically exhibits in rose shows throughout Northern California.


APRIL 2023
Thursday, April 20 | 6:30pm

Arrangement classes in our rose show, grooming roses and show schedules. Presented by Barbara Gordon


APRIL 2023
Saturday, April 22 | 9AM - 1 PM

Annual Spring Plant Sale!
Sponsored by the Santa Rosa Garden Club and Redwood Empire Rose Society.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the scholarship fund at the Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University.

Held at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center- 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa


MAY 2023
Saturday, May 6 | 7 AM- 4PM

56th Annual Spring Rose Show.
Viewing from 1pm to 4 pm. Schedule will be available at April Meeting.


JUNE 2023
Saturday, June 3 | 11 AM

Rose Garden Tour in Healdsburg.
Join us for a public walking tour of the rose garden on the Healdsburg Plaza followed by a private, members-only tour of Member Cheryl Frechette's incredible rose garden.

More details on carpool options and the day's schedule will be presented at the May meeting.


JUNE 2023
Thursday, June 15 | 5:30 PM

RERS Rose Show Awards Dinner.
Join us as we celebrate our winners from the May Rose Show.
Potluck Dinner 6:30 PM with awards presentation to follow.


JULY 2023
Thursday, July 20 | 5:30 PM

Dead Heading Demonstration.
Learn how dead heading is critical to your repeat blooming roses and how it will extend their flourish from spring right through until late fall. We'll also show you how to shape your one-time bloomers for a picture perfect bloom.

Free and open to the public.


Thursday, Aug 1 | 11 AM - 6 PM

Hall of Flowers Information Table ~ Sonoma County Fair
Represent RERS at the Fair from the 1st Thurs to last Sun of Fair.
More details at the July Meeting.


Sunday, August 20 | 1 PM

RERS Member Summer Picnic & Potluck
Join your fellow rose society members at the annual Summer Picnic with potluck-style picnic foods.
Location and details will be shared at the July meeting.

Not open to the public. Member program only.


Thursday, Sept 12 | 6:30 PM

Ask a Consulting Rosarian.
Here's your opportunity to ask the rose experts, a panel of RERS Consulting Rosarians, your questions about all things roses including best types of roses to plant in Sonoma County, general care and feeding schedules, when to prune, when to dead head, etc.

Free and open to the public.


Thursday, Oct 19 | 6:30 PM

Classification of Roses. Presented by Jan Burnham.
Come with notebook in-hand and join us for a "Roses 101" lecture on the different classifications/types of roses. We'll explain the differences (and similarities) between three (3) main groupings: Species (wild roses); Old Garden Roses (classes in existence before 1867); and Modern Roses (classes in existence after 1867 such as a Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Climbers, etc).

Free and open to the public.


Thursday, Nov 16 | 6:30 PM

2024 Officer Installation and Holiday Potluck Dinner.
Set up begins at 5:30pm. Officer Installation for 2024 Board Members at 6:30pm, followed by a holiday potluck dinner. Dish selections/assignments and more details will be presented at the October Meeting.

Not open to the public. Member program only.



No December Program. Schedule resumes in January 2024.
Happy Holidays!

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