New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society

Welcome to the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society

2015 Calender of Events

Jan. 6, 2015
NOOGRS Monthly meeting at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7:00 pm. Identification of Roses panel discussion. Annual dues of $25. Visitors welcome.

Jan. 7, 2015
Southwest Louisiana Rose Society Meeting, First United Methodist, Paxton Hall, Lake Charles, LA. Time: 7:00 pm.

Jan. 8, 2015
Sponsors: LSU Ag & Master Gardeners.
Antique Rose curator Leo Watermeier and horticulturist s Jeff McMillan and Dan Gill will speak about garden design, plant selection, and specialty gardening with roses and tropicals at the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans' Winter Symposium. The event includes a raffle of container plants. $25 registration fee includes continental breakfast and free admission that day to the NOMA. To register:, or Early registration encouraged due to limited space available. Location: New Orleans Museum of Modern Art. Time: 8:30am - noon.

Jan. 10, 2015
Second Saturday at Parkway Partners: Growing Citrus in New Orleans; Speaker: Lee Rouse, Orleans Parish Horticultural Extension Agent. Location: LSU Ag Center, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St, LA 70113. Time: 10:00am - 11:00am.

Jan. 10, 2015
Native Now: The Role of Deciduous Native Shrubs and Trees in the Winter Garden. Take a walk on the wild side with Longue Vue's Wild Garden expert, Tyrone Foreman. Explore the role of deciduous native shrubs and trees in the winter garden. Emphasis on natural form and bark of different species will be discussed as well as placement and pruning to maximize these traits. $5 members; $10 nonmembers. CONTACT Edna Lanieri at 504.293.4723 or for information or visit Time: 10:00am - 11:30am. Location: Longue Vuem 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA 70124, Ph: 504.488.5488

Jan. 14, 2015
Baton Rouge Rose Society Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA. Time: 7:00pm

Jan. 17, 2015
PARTERRE GARDENS: A HISTORY AND TOUR AT THE PITOT HOUSE - The parterre garden fronting the historic Pitot House has endured many changes, but the essential design can be traced back over one hundred and fifty years. Gardener Anna Timmerman will provide examples from the fifteenth century onwards of French parterre gardens, as well as formal and contemporary examples here in New Orleans and abroad. A short garden tour and discussion of plans for future additions to the gardens and restoration of the Pitot House parterre will take place following a slide presentation. Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am-11:30 am Pitot House 1440 Moss St. New Orleans, 70119 Tickets are Free for LLS members, $10 for non-members and can be purchased at the door. Location: Pitot House. Time: 10:00am - noon.

Feb. 5, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm, sanctuary of the John Calvin Presbyterian Church. Pam and Claude Graves, members of the Dallas Historical Society and the Heritage Rose Foundation, will speak about European roses.

Feb. 6-7, 2015
Gulf District Mid-Winter Workshop: Better Roses for Better Gardens Registration: $65/person (includes Friday Dinner, Saturday workshop/lunch) $40 / person (includes Saturday Workshop/lunch). Mail registration with check payable to "Gulf District" by January 29, 2015 to: Karen Constant, 13545 S. Fairview Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Cell Phone 225.953.0263; e-mail Location: Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 1500 Louisiana Highway 30, Gonzales, LA. Feb 6 2:00pm - 6:30pm, Feb 7:00am - 3:00pm.

Feb. 28, 2015
Everything Coming up Roses: The New Orleans Botanical Garden is proud to present a new monthly horticulture series called, Lessons with Lee. Lessons are taught by Lee Rouse, LSU AgCenter, Horticulture Extension Agent, Orleans Parish. Each month classes are offered there will be a new seasonal topic. The classes will be horticulture lessons that you can use at home! This month, learn about the five different types of roses along with proper maintenance and pruning. "Everything Coming up Roses" will take place in the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden. The class is $10/person and registration is required ahead of time. The class is 2 hours. To register please call (504)483-9473 or email Location: Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden. Time: 10:00am - noon.

Mar. 3, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA.

Mar. 14, 2015
Second Saturday at Parkway Partners: Annual Tree and Plant Sale, Speaker: Dan Gill of the LSU AgCenter. Location: NO Dept of Parks and Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd. Time: 10:00am - 11:00am.

Mar. 20-22, 2015
Northshore Garden Show: North Shore Events Centre Silverfield Place (off Porana Rd), Glenfield. Adults $8 entry, Senior discount on Friday only $4, Children under 16 yo with adult free. Location: North Shore Events Centre. Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Apr. 7, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA.

Apr. 11-12, 2015
Set-up April 10th. The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational lectures, and family-friendly activities. The festival includes plant and garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, the ChildrenŐs Discovery Zone, Art Market and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage. Location: NO Botanical Gardens. Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm

Apr. 11, 2015
Second Saturday at Parkway Partners: Essentials of Landscaping. Speaker: Landscape Architect, TBD. Location: Parkway Partners. Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Apr. 18, 2015
LOUISIANA GULF DISTRICT ROSE SHOW presented by Central Louisiana Rose Society, Alexandria, LA.

May 5, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA

May 7-15, 2015
Rose Tour of Italy: Leo Watermeier and Helga Brichet, former president of the World Federation of Rose Societies, are organizing a small group rose tour to Italy May 7 - 15, 2015. Besides getting to see such famous gardens as Ninfa, Villa D'Este, and La Foce, many private gardens will also be visited, including Helga's own garden in Umbria. Reservations are past due; contact Leo for more information at, or phone 504-529-2367. Location: Italy.

May 27 - Jun. 1, 2015
The 17th World Conventions of Rose Societies: Tours, conference talks, history. Location: Lyon, France.

Jun. 1, 2015
Application for Master Gardener program due; check website for forms and current date.

Jun. 2, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA.

Jun. 11-14, 2015
Combined ARS Spring and Miniature National Conference. Hosted by Columbus Rose Club, Delaware Area Rose Society and Lancaster Rose Club. Contact Elton Smith, 740-881-5603, for more information. Location: Columbus, Ohio.

Sept. 10-13, 2015
ARS Fall National Convention hosted by New York District, Penn-Jersey District and Yankee District. Check back for more information. Location: Syracuse, NY.

Jun. 2, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA.

Sept. 1, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA.

Oct. 6, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA.

Nov. 3, 2015
NOOGRS monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Speaker TBA.

Dec. 1, 2015
Christmas Party!

Monthly Meetings: Meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. except for July and August when no meetings are held. We have a new meeting location - John Calvin Presbyterian Chruch, 4201 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie, LA 70006, in the Fellowship Hall. The church is 2 blocks from West Esplanade between Fairfield and Glendale. Turn onto Glendale to get to the parking lot. The Fellowship Hall is located toward the back. Download a map here.

New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society
P. O. Box 7704
Metairie, LA 70009-7704

Purpose: The New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and fostering Old Garden Roses. Our mission is to spread the word about old roses, to return old roses to the gardens of the New Orleans area and to preserve them for generations to come.

Membership: Membership is open to anyone interested in old garden roses. Contact information for joining:
Margaret Ganier, Phone: 225-473-3184
Peggy Martin, Email:

Download membership application here.

Dues: Annual dues are $25 per household beginning in January, or $15 per household after July. Single meeting dues are $5.

Questions About Growing Old Roses
Have questions about how to choose and grow old garden roses? Send e-mail to
Peggy Martin at:, or
Maureen Detweiler at

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