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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 show 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.

January 15, 2017, 2:00 PM--Faulkner County Library - Room 2, Conway

Rose Arrangement Demo by Master Rosarians from Tulsa, OK, Don and Brenda Johnson

February 12, 2017, 2:00 PM--Faulkner County Library - Room 2, Conway

Arkansas Diamonds as Companion Plants for Roses by Richard Cleaver of Culberson Greenhouses

March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM--Legacy Garden on 110 Amity Road, Conway

Pruning Demo

Lunch for members at David’s Burgers following demo

March 25, 2017--Farmer’s Branch, Texas

One Day Rose Arrangement Workshop & Judging School

Cost is $35, and the public is welcome. Click for Details!

April 22, 10:00 AM--PLANTOPIA Garden Center on 3101 N. Hills Blvd., North Little Rock

Basic Rose Gardening

This progam is for members and the public.

May 27, 2017, 2:00 PM--Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway

Fish Fry, ROSE BINGO & Garden Tour

June 10, 2017, 3:00 PM--Home of Frank & Gail James, Maumelle

Potluck & Garden Tour


August 12, 2017, 5:00 PM--Home of Carol Shockley, 550 Evening Drive, Conway

So What Makes an Exhibition Quality Bloom?

Presented by Carol Shockley.

September 16, 2017, 2:00 PM--Home of Charlie & Kathy Norman, 32 Dove Creek Circle, North Little Rock

Making a Rose Even More Beautiful

To allow the host a headcount for food preparation, please RSVP by September 13 by phone at 501-835-3152 or by email to

October 14, 2017--Ft. Smith, AR

Ft. Smith Rose Society Rose Show

Details to be announced.

October 21, 2017, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM--Antioch Baptist Church, Amity Road, Conway

Central Arkansas Rose Society's 49th Annual Rose Show

Entries accepted from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Show Open to the Public from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

November 19, 2017, 2:00 PM--Faulkner County Library, Room 2, Conway

Nature Through the Eyes of a Photo Artist

Presented by Gail Miller of Conway.

December 9, 2017, 11:30 AM--Location to be Announced

CARS’ Christmas Lunch and Social