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Spokane Rose Show this Saturday

Floribunda rose 'Iceberg' blooms in sprays of white roses.
Floribunda rose 'Iceberg' blooms in sprays of white roses.
Laurie Brown 2014

The Spokane Rose Society will be holding their annual Rose Show on Saturday, June 28, 2014. This year the title of the show is “A World of Roses”. While this is a local show, it runs under the rules of the American Rose Society. It will be held at Northland Rosarium once again this year.

The show is open to both members of the Spokane Rose Society and to non-members (and if you want to join the SRS, you can sign up right at the show, whether you exhibit or not), exhibiting in separate classes. If you grow some nice roses, consider bringing them for exhibition; volunteers will show you how to present them. There is a post on the Spokane Rose Society blog about exhibiting roses . There is a nineteen page .pdf of all the classes and rules at the SRS website. Containers are provided for exhibitors.

The show begins at 8 a.m. with entering and setting up the exhibits. From 10 a.m. to noon the roses will be judged. From noon to 4 p.m. the show will be open for viewing. There will be some presentations on rose topics, and there will be people, both SRS volunteers and Northland Rosarium growers, who can answer your rose related questions.

In 2013, the Rose Society held a drawing open to everyone who attended the show. They say that there will most likely be one this year, but details are still being worked out.

Northland Rosarium is located at 9405 S. Williams Lane, Spokane, WA 99224, just 15 minutes outside downtown Spokane. A map is available here. The display gardens are in full bloom right now, and they still have plenty of roses for sale so if you see something on the exhibition bench you can maybe take one home and grow it for yourself!