Fourth of July
Photo by Mabel Keller


Fourth of July photo by Mabel Keller




Local Rose Societies


There are presently 36 active local rose societies in the Deep South District. These societies provide an immediate source of information for interested rose growers in their areas. Most societies meet on a monthly basis and have programs featuring knowledgeable rosarians speaking on all aspects of rose culture. Most societies have other activities such as Garden Tours, Exhibiting and Arranging seminars, various types of workshops, social events and Annual Rose Shows that are open to all exhibitors whether society members or not. Most societies also have Consulting Rosarians who are available to answer any questions (free of charge) about growing roses in their specific area. Several societies also have web sites that contain valuable information about rose growing in their locale. Check the following links to find a local rose society in your area:

 Alabama                                  Florida                                          Georgia

Attention Local Society Officers: Please check the contact information for your Society. If you find any errors please complete the

Local Society Information Update Form




Birmingham Rose Society
Birmingham, AL
Christopher VanCleave, Pres.
219 Chadwick Lane
Helena AL 35080-3137

Gadsden Rose Society
Gadsden, AL
Judy Bacon, Pres.
555 Reynolds Street
Gadsden AL 35901-4026
  Huntsville-Twickenham Rose Society   Huntsville, AL
Bill Chappell, Pres.
14320 South Shawdee Rd SE
Huntsville AL 35803-3818
Ramer Rose Society
Ramer, AL
Joseph Armistead, Pres.
7501 State Highway 94
Ramer AL 36069-5104
  Wiregrass Rose Society
Dothan, AL
Margaret Thompson
120 Waterford Place
Dothan AL 36303



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Bradenton Sarasota Rose Society
Vinny Celeste, Pres.
7061 Treymore Court
Sarasota FL 34243


Central Florida Heritage Rose Society
Traci Fraser, Pres.
836 Camelia Drive
N. Fort mYers FL 33903


Central Florida Rose Society
Catherine Ghattas, Pres.
253 Moonbeam Road
Apopka FL 32712

Gainesville Rose Society
John Tucker, Pres.
P.O. Box 661
Fairfield FL 32634
Greater Fort Myers Rose Society
Dolly Tomalinas, Pres.
15205 Deer Pass Road
Punta Gorda FL 33955


Greater Palm Beach Rose Society
Geoff Coolidge, Pres
888 Chase Road
West Palm Beach FL 33415
Jacksonville Rose Society
Gene Waering, Pres.
5769 Floral Avenue
Jacksonville FL 32211
Marion County Rose Society
Howie Johnson, Pres
2224 Clearwater Run
The Villages FL 32162
Orlando Area Historical Rose Society
Jeanette Ryan. Pres.
30670 Prestwick Ave
Mt Plymouth FL 32776-8760
Pensacola Rose Society
Robert Pisz, Pres.
7996 Lancelot Drive
Pensacola FL 32514
  Tallahassee Area Rose Society
Pat Stanford, Pres.
444 Merlin Way
Tallahassee FL 32301

Tampa Rose Society
Fred Hanson, Pres
33637 Americana Avenue
Dade City FL 33525

South Florida Tropical Rose Society
Barbara LaPradd, Pres.
-- FL --
  Volusia Rose Society
Lou Ambrosia, Pres.
3055 John Anderson Drive
Ormand Beach FL 32176

West Pasco Rose Society
Mary Fadoul
14128 Whitecap Avenue
Hudson FL 34667


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Augusta Rose Society
Jane Burckhalter, Pres.
102 Bradford Drive
North Augusta SC 29860
Golden Isles Rose Society
Marica Boney, Co-Pres.
127 Druid Oaks Lane
St. Simons Island GA 31522

Mary Lynch, Co-Pres.
115 Shore Rush Circle
St. Simons Island GA 31522

  Greater Atlanta Rose Society
Sara Coleman, Pres.
346 Clyde Street
McDonough GA 30252
Greater Gwinnett Rose Society
Nancy Miller, Pres
1974 Branches Way
Lawrenceville GA 30043
Savannah Rose Society
Kathryn Waller, Pres.
110 McIntosh Drive
Savannah GA 31406
  South Metro Rose Society
Stephen Bell, Pres.
105 Stoneridge Court
Fayetteville GA 30215

Thomasville Rose Society
John F. Grotgen, Pres.
365 Ridgeland Drive
Valdosta GA 31602

DISBANDED 12 Societies
Thomson Rose Society (inactive) Inactive as of 6-2010
Cullman Rose Society (inactive) No contact person
Greater Montgomery Rose Society DISBANDED
Pinellas Rose Society DISBANDED
Treasure Coast Rose Society DISBANDED
Vero Beach Rose Society DISBANDED
Middle Georgia Rose Society DISBANDED 2011
Millen Rose Society DISBANDED 2007
Northwest Georgia Rose Society Inactive as of 12-2011
Northeast Georgia Rose Society Inactive as of 12-2012
Mobile Rose Society Inactive as of 6-2010
Winter Haven Rose Society Inactive as of 1-2013

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