The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society and the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation will host its 23rd Annual Rose Show themed “Wild West Roses” on Saturday, November 5, at William S. Hart Park, Hart Hall, 24151 Newhall Avenue in Newhall.
The public is invited to attend free of charge. Everyone is welcome to exhibit their own home-grown roses at the rose show, including novices and children. You do not have to be a member of the rose society to exhibit, and there are no entry fees. Simply bring your roses in a container of water, and the rose society will furnish the vases and the entry tags to be used at the show. The name of each rose, and the exhibitor’s name, must be included on the entry tags.
There will be over 75 cash prizes awarded to many types of roses. Some of the categories are Hybrid Tea Queen, Miniature Queen, Floribunda Queen, Miniflora Queen, and Best Antique Rose. Two novices can win a $25 gift card sponsored by Green Thumb Nursery, Newhall. Other categories of roses can win cash prizes for the best blue ribbon winners.
Rose entries will be received in the parking lot from 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th. Please arrive early because entries will close promptly at 9:45 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon teams of American Rose Society horticultural rose judges will select the best roses to be awarded prizes. The rose show will open to the public at 12:30 p.m. (or as soon as judging is completed) at which time the top prize-winning roses will be on display. All winning exhibitors will be presented their awards at 2 p.m. The show will close at 4 p.m.
A free bouquet of roses will be given to new members who join the rose society at the rose show. Annual membership dues are $20 per household, which includes advice from our rose consultants, 9 emailed issues of our award-winning 16-page, full-color newsletter “Rose Ecstasy”, monthly meetings featuring presentations on rose care, door prizes & raffles, annual rose care seminar, garden tours, and a 10 percent discount card good all year at Green Thumb Nursery.
For a complete show schedule, exhibit rules, and extensive information about roses, visit the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society website at https://www.santaclaritarose.org/RoseShow.html. Or visit our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Clarita-Valley-Rose-Society-127658903531/?ref=ts
For other information, contact Kitty Belendez at e-mail [email protected].