The Gardens of the American Rose Center and our offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Monday,May 27th. We will re-open and continue under our regular operating hours Tuesday,May 28th. Thank you.
The Local Society Relations Committee is asking each local society to find and “adopt” a local library. Give them a subscription to American Rose,which includes the gift of Modern Roses 12 as a research tool for their readers!
Be creative in how you can share our love and knowledge of roses. For instance you can explain to the library manager that a rose book display during June would honor the rose – America’s Floral Emblem – and that your local rose society could bring bouquets of your garden-grown roses for the display in June. Also,ask the library manager to display your society literature,along with ARS membership literature.
If your library joins ARS at the $25 library ratewith this offer,they will receive American Rose for a full year and also receive the ARS Modern Roses 12 book FREE,which normally costs $100.00. Your society would only need to pay the $15 cost of shipping and handling. And … the library would be included as a “Library Member” of ARS!
Fill out the subscription form,and send it to ARS with your society’s check for $40 (the subscription + shipping and handling for MR12). We hope you will join with us in this endeavor.
Thank you for your interest in photography at the Gardens of the American Rose Center. Observance of these rules will allow our gardens to remain open and available to photographers and the public for all to enjoy. We expect all photographers,both amateurs and professionals,to obey rules of the garden found in the pages of our complimentary garden maps,and other rules as may be posted throughout the gardens or as listed below. Please be courteous and make every effort not to disturb other guests. Please do not damage any plants or property. Many of our plants are rare specimens and cannot be replaced. Please feel free to post photographs to our national website:www.ars.org.
Specific garden locations may not be reserved in advance. Our garden is open to the public and photography may not interfere with our normal operations. Operating hours are posted at the front entrance. Circumstances beyond our control may require the American Rose Center to close without prior notice to visitors. Absolutely no alcohol or firearms are allowed on the premises at any time. Pets are limited to two household animals and must be on leash at all times,having all proper vaccinations and licenses. No livestock or exotic animals are allowed. No littering or cake “smashing” or other disruptive activities are allowed. No standing or posing within the boundary of gardens. Signs and markers may not be moved. Absolutely no alteration of property is allowed. All speed limits must be observed and parking is in designated areas only. Absolutely no vehicles are allowed in the garden areas. Children must be supervised at all times. Absolutely no wading in water features. Absolutely no climbing on trees or structures is allowed. All liability for injuries and/or damages is assumed by the photographer.
Violation of any of these policies will result in ejection from the property and prohibition from future entry,as well as retention of any damage deposits.
A nonrefundable fee of $50 per session (a session is any sitting within the same visit for the same individual/family/organized group) is payable to the American Rose Society,Inc. in advance of taking photographs in the garden. Our business office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This fee is payable during these times only. Dates may be rescheduled as available due to inclement weather. A refundable damage deposit of $100 cash or credit card is due upon payment of the above fee and scheduling of a specific time (date and time of day) for photography. Absolutely no professional photography is allowed within the Sawyer Meditation &Prayer Garden at any time. This area is set aside as a place of quiet solitude and personal reflection.
REMINDER: Photography guidelines,as outlined above,apply to both professional and amateur photographers.
Thank you,again,for helping us to keep the American Rose Center beautiful and open for everyone.
March 19th,2013 | Category:News | Comments are closed
Members will gather in Winston-Salem, NC this September 20-22 for the 15th Annual ARS National Mini/Miniflora Conference &Rose Show. As a preview, we look back at the 13th Mini/Miniflora Conference &Rose Show held July, 2012 in Columbus, OH.
Article by Steve Campbell, President Buckeye District ARS.
Videos of seminars were recorded by John Petrula and are available in their order of occurrence at the 2012 Fall Convention. If no video of a particular seminar is listed, there was no available footage for upload at this time. Thank you for watching!
To view information about the ARS 2012 Fall Convention, click here.
February 2, 2014 - The American Rose Society is sponsoring a Member Cruise and we want you to sail with us!
Make your reservations now by calling Dan Lupton - CruiseOne & Associates: 800-344-9283 or email Dan NOW! Or, to book online, click here.
The Epic - Norwegian Cruise Lines - sailing 02/02/2014 Sails out of Miami,Florida.
The Epic, one of Norwegians new MEGA ships, sails out of Miami for 7 nights. The 155,873 ton ship carries 4,100 guests. This ship was launched in 2010, with all the latest innovations and entertainment. This ship has so much to offer it can be the destination itself!
Inside cabins $772.96
Balcony cabin $1102.96
No outside cabins available.
Each price includes all taxes & fees. Gratuities are not included.
Sunday 02/02/2014 –Miami –Departs 4:00 PM (must be on board 2 hours prior to departure)
Monday 02/03/2014 –Day at Sea
Tuesday 02/04/2014 –Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Wednesday 02/05/2014 –Day at Sea
Thursday 02/06/2014 –Costa Maya, Mexico
Friday 02/07/2014 –Cozumel, Mexico
Saturday 02/08/2014 –Day at Sea
Sunday 02/09/2014 –8:00AM –Miami (should not arrange departing flights before noon)
Limited number of cabins available.
Deposit $250/passenger, ASAP recommended to ensure the best cabin selection and to allow your cabin to be near other member cabins. Deadline for deposit is 10/5/2013. Final payment due 11/19/2013. Deposits are 100% refundable till final is paid. Travel insurance is $59/passenger for inside cabins; $95/passenger for balcony cabins.
Travel Insurance for cruise and flights is highly recommended and should be purchased when deposit is made. Insuring the flight cost covers cancellation, delay, baggage loss/delay.
CruiseOne will arrange transfers to and from the ship when your flights are purchased.
Your local society will receive $25 for every cabin booked by your local society members (2 passengers/cabin).
In addition - for every 8 cabins that are booked, ARS will receive 1 FREE passenger fare*. The first FREE passenger fare that we qualify for will be given to the local society that books the most members on this cruise! Your local society can then use the FREE fare as a fund raiser of its own, as in a drawing or raffle.
During the 3 days at sea there will be a series of lectures by ARS Rose Experts including an Arrangements/Design workshop, programs on Horticultural Judging and topics related to growing great roses. Programs will qualify respectively for auditing credit for Judges and Consulting Rosarians.
So make your plans now to leave the winter behind and sail away to the sunny Caribbean with ARS!
*The FREE passenger fare does not include taxes, fees or gratuities
For a limited time,get a $25 statement credit when you spend $100 in the first 90 days.1
American Rose Society and U.S. Bank have teamed up to provide the ARS Visa Signature® credit card. This exclusive card is giving members the opportunity to help support the hobby they love.
U.S. Bank donates a portion of every purchase made with the ARS Visa card to ARS programs —at no additional cost to the cardholder. The money raised from the credit card program helps support important projects that might otherwise go unfunded.