Rose Show Nov. 1 at Tyrrell Park

Rose Show Nov. 1 at Tyrrell Park

If you want a great place to spend next Saturday, Nov. 1, I have a suggestion for you! The Golden Triangle Rose Society is holding its Fall Rose Show at Tyrrell Park Garden Center at noon. They have invited the public to not only attend but to enter a rose in the contest Do you have a special rose in mind? Or you can just go and enjoy the Garden Center, which will be overflowing with the beautiful colors and fragrances of hundreds of freshly cut roses. How great is that!

The new president of the Golden Triangle Rose Society (GTRS), Shelley Allen, says, “You can bring your own rose(s) in a bucket or glass of water. You don’t have to worry about anything else. Representatives of GTRS will be on hand to help you every step of the way. We will have vases, name tags and a prep area for you to use to get your special rose ready for competition.”

The Garden Center will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. for exhibitors to bring their roses. The general public is invited at noon, once judging is completed. The GTRS members will be on hand if you have any rose questions. Entrance is free, as is parking.

Allen reminds us “that the GTRS Memorial Rose Garden is located in the beautiful Tyrrell Park near the pond and waterfall. The roses should be in full bloom, and it is a site that you won’t want to miss.” The Rose Garden contains more than 200 bushes of many different varieties and breathtaking colors. She adds that “it has become a favorite place for photographers weddings and other special occasions. The garden is maintained year round by volunteers from the GTRS.”

Spend the day enjoying the entire park and all of its beautifully manicured gardens. We are very fortunate to have this beautiful space right here in the Golden Triangle.

Allen says that if you are interested in joining the GTRS, contact her at (409) 932-7622. The membership is only $12 annually, which includes a monthly newsletter chock full of rose growing information. The GTRS meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Tyrrell Park Garden Center. Each meeting there is an educational program on roses.

“The membership is such an active group with members who are consulting rosarians and American Rose Society experts,” Allen said.

Last spring’s Winner of Show, Dale Dardeau, GTRS president Shelley Allen and all of the GTRS members would love to have you come and visit their group and come to the fabulous Fall Rose Show.

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