Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society Annual Exhibition

Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum will be encouraged to stop and smell the roses when the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society Exhibition debuts to the public.

Award-winning roses of every color and size are featured at this annual exhibition. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about selection, care, and history of roses, and educational programming with be offered throughout the weekend. Programs during the Rose Society Exhibition include:

Nature Rules! Confessions of a Compassionate Rose Ecologist. . . Beyond Organics
Saturday at 11 a.m.
Presented by Pam Greenewald, owner of Angel Gardens and frequent contributor to American Rose magazine

The Cherokee Rose: The Nondescript Rose and the Nonexistent Bird
Saturday at 1 p.m.
Presented by Larry Peck, consulting rosarian and ABRRS member

What Did We Know About Growing Roses, and When Did We Forget It?
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Presented by Ann Peck, consulting rosarian and ABRRS member

Roses for Beginners
Saturday at 3 p.m.
Presented by James Tucker, ABRRS member

Easy Roses for a Busy Life
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Presented by Jolene Adams, President of the American Rose Society

Choosing and Maintaining Climbing Roses
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Presented by Judy Deutsch, consulting rosarian and ABRRS member

The exhibition is free for
Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee.