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The Salem Rose Society is a group of rose-growing folks that enjoy touring open gardens in warm-weather months.
Casual visitors are also welcome to join the tour.

Send us an email at salemrosesociety@gmail.com and we will let you know about upcoming events.

June 12, 2013


Our summer meetings will be more in the line of get-togethers in members' gardens, so we'll be seeing a lot of really nice roses.  The dates could be set on relatively short notice, because we have to keep a close eye on weather conditions.  So, be sure that you are on our mailing list (our address is above), and check your email regularly.

Update of August 14, 2013:  Photos from FIVE of our open gardens of 2013 may now be viewed by clicking on the tab above -- GARDEN TOURS & PHOTOS.

Update of July 25, 2013:  Looks like all the photos of our roses at the Marion County Fair are now present and accounted for. You may view them by clicking on the tab -- AT THE COUNTY FAIR.

June 11, 2013

May meeting and rose shows

Late May and early June are busy times for members of the SRS, and this year a stretch of warm May weather resulted in an abundance of beautiful rose blooms.  The the first two photos below are from our meeting held in late May, with Mechelle our newest member and Ed our most tenured member surrounded by some gorgeous blooms.

 The third photo (Mary and Bernie's garden) shows the precautions that sometimes have to be taken to prepare blooms for rose shows, the umbrellas serving as protection from the ever threatening rain.  The fourth photo shows Char's award winning rose arrangement at the Portland Rose Society's rose show held in early June.