Welcome to the Redwood Empire Rose Society
The Santa Rosa, California Chapter of the American Rose Society (ARS)

Our Mission:

To promote the culture, interest, and appreciation of roses
To encourage the introduction, development, and uses of all kinds of roses
To gather and publish information on the varieties, propagation, and nomenclature of roses
To issue bulletins and/or other publications deemed advisable by the Executive Board


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Your generous support helps us maintain on our public rose garden for all to enjoy
Please send donations to:
Redwood Empire Rose Society
2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
A tax deduction letter will be sent for your records. Thank you.

October 2022 

Thursday 10/20  ~ Rose Propagation
Learn how to reproduce and grow roses from cuttings.
Presented by Burling Leong of Burlington Rose Nursery in Visalia, CA who studied under Ralph Moore.

Free to attend, no RSVP required

Regular Meeting Dates:

Membership programs, workshops and demonstrations | Third Thursday of the month*
Social & Refreshments: 6:00-6:30pm
Business Meeting: 6:30-7:00pm
Educational Program (60-minutes) 7:00-8:00pm

January: Annual Pruning Demonstration and Membership Fundraiser
2nd and 3rd Saturday from 9am-1:00pm

February and March: 1:00pm

April, May, and June: 1:00pm & 7:00pm

September and October: 6:30pm

November: Holiday Potluck and Officer Installation 6:00pm

December: 6:30pm


Meeting Location
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center (LBAGC)
2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95405

Join today! Download Membership Form

*In-person meetings have resumed. AS A PRECAUTION we ask all attending to be vaccinated and show vaccine card at door. We are following COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for gatherings. We will hold ZOOM meetings as necessary, on the some meeting nights.


Consulting Rosarians

Our Consulting Rosarians (CR) would be more than happy to help you with rose care questions. A CR’s job is teaching, writing, or talking about roses to everyone.

Barbara Ellis, Master Rosarian          (707) 486-3119

Karen Ernsberger,  Master Rosarian  (707) 344-2011

Cheryl Frechette,  Master Rosarian   (707) 395-0654

Marcia Nelson,   Master Rosarian       (530) 867-2749

Emeritus CR; Mary Brown

2022 Officers

President – Barbara Ellis
Vice President – Sheila Sabbag
Secretary – Karen Ernsberger
Treasurer – Ruth Browning