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CARS Meetings

The Central Arkansas Rose Society (CARS) meetings are usually held in CARS members’ gardens and we often arrange the date and time at the host’s request. Going on location in members’ gardens allows us to have programs specific to the particular month’s rose tasks, such as pruning for fall blooms in August, fertilizing roses in the spring or making flower arrangements using your roses and companion plants in November. We also provide programs on growing roses at area garden centers and Master Gardeners events. Meetings provide practical demonstrations and give all of us the opportunity to see some beautiful Arkansas rose gardens, as well as providing members and visitors the opportunity to ask questions concerning rose care. Our event calendar appears below. This page will be updated periodically, so please check often for new listings.

Each October, the Central Arkansas Rose Society hosts a rose show. Check our list of events below for the date and location of our annual show. Members and rose friends from Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Louisiana exhibit roses from their gardens and contend for Queen of the Show. Even if you don’t exhibit roses, you’ll enjoy attending the show and seeing beautiful roses at their very best. Rose shows allow you to decide which roses you’d like to plant next spring!

Most events and rose shows are open and free to the public, unless indicated otherwise below. We'd love to see you!

If you decide that you’d like to join CARS and to receive our excellent monthly newsletter, the Rose Mite, our annual dues are $15 (click on the Membership link near the top right of the page). One benefit of the Rose Mite newsletter is that directions to CARS events are included.

Note: This schedule is offered for general planning and scheduling and is subject to change. Revisions will be communicated to members via email and will be posted to this page.

January, 2023, 10:30 AM--Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway

Knowing Rose Classifications Helps Plan the Garden

Presented by Carol Shockley. Master Consulting Rosarian

February 18, 2023, 2:00 PM--Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway, AR

Pruning Builds Better Rose Bushes

Presented by Carol Shockley. Master Consulting Rosarian

March 18, 2023, 2:00 PM--Legacy Rose Garden, 110 Amity Road, Conway, AR

Learn by Doing! Pruning Roses

Presented by Jack Riley, Consulting Rosarian

April 22, 2023--467 Hwy 88, Lonsdale, AR

Open Garden (plus her fab “She Shed”)

Leah Casady, Hostess

May, 5-7, 2023--The American Rose Center, Shreveport, LA

2023 American Rose Society National Convention

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May 16, 2023, 11:30 AM--7 Wasson Road, Conway

Open Garden & Home (plus adorable sheep!)

Julie Ferguson, Hostess

June TBA, 2023--14 Southshore Circle, Maumelle, AR

Open Garden (newly renovated landscape)

Gail James, Hostess

July, 2023


August, TBA, 2023

By special invitation, Jeff Garrett of Chattanooga, TN will again present his PowerPoint program via Zoom. You won’t want to miss this great program!

September TBA, 2023--5160 Bay Town, Conway, AR

Open Garden & Home Growing Clematis as Companions to Roses

Karen Hicks, Hostess & Presenter

October TBA, 2023--7788 Jefferson Page Rd., Shreveport, LA

Walking tour - Gardens of the American Rose Center

November, 2023

Holiday Months

December, 2023

Holiday Months