Annual Rose Festival & Show 6400EA04-B4B2-4060-ABEC-CAA436162DF1 Sep. 26 & 27 cancelled due to Butte Fire.

The Mother Lode Rose Society had over 15 members evacuated due to the Butte Fire.  Thankfully, they’re now safely back in their homes and gardens.

Though the Rose Festival was cancelled, there are more rosy events coming this fall!

Next Monthly Meeting

Tue., Oct., 6  2015 at 1:30 PM

“A Year in Baldo’s Garden” presented by Baldo Villegas

PLUS The Biggest Little Rose Show in the Mother Lode

Baldo Villegas garden. Photo credit SacBee
Baldo Villegas garden. Photo credit SacBee

 Our October 6th meeting at 1:30 PM will feature one of America’s top rosarians – Baldo Villegas – who will share with us tips for growing beautiful roses throughout the season in his entertaining program “A Year in Baldo’s Garden.”   Baldo knows roses.  He grows over 2,500 rosebushes of all types on his ranchette in Orangevale.

Baldo Villegas aka the “Bugman” is a retired entomologist with the State of California.  Baldo is a much in demand speaker at events across the USA, and recently received the American Rose Society’s highest award for rose education – the Klima Medal.  His style in the garden is easy going yet very effective.  Many of our members had the pleasure of visiting his garden or Rose Farm which he calls “Baldo Acres” earlier this year.  At the Oct., 6 meeting at 1:30 PM Baldo will share his secrets on how he does it.  Bring a friend!  For more info see Oct Program page.

imagesIn addition to “A Year in Baldo’s Garden” the Oct. 6 meeting will feature “The Biggest Little Rose Show in the Mother Lode.”  As the Annual Rose Festival had to be cancelled due to the Butte Fire, an expanded Little Rose Show will be held at the October meeting.  Additional categories will include Fragrance, Novice, Rose in a Bowl plus Arrangements and Photography.  Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded!  A complete schedule for the Biggest Little Rose Show is posted on the Oct 2015 Little Rose Show page.   For more info, contact Beverly Rose Hopper at (209) 296-2608.

The Mother Lode Rose Society meets at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson, CA.


Learn how easy it is to grow beautiful roses.  Our experts will show you how.

Save the date!  Nov., 3 meeting features world famous rose hybridizer Tom Carruth.

For more info see Nov Program page.


The Northern-California-Nevada-Hawaii District of the American Rose Society will hold the 2015 Fall Conference and Festival of Roses in Chico Oct., 2 – 4, hosted by the Butte Rose Society.  This annual event attracts rose aficionados from all over, and will feature special speakers, garden tours and Rose Show.  See NCNH District page for schedule of events and registration form.