Golden Triangle Rose Society

You like to be involved in “firsts”? Well, the Golden Triangle Rose Society will be hosting the “first” rose show in the garden center at Tyrrell Park on Saturday, April 30. You are invited!

The show is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. in the Beaumont Botanical Garden at Tyrell Park. There is no admission fee for visitors. The Golden Triangle Rose Society members will have cut roses as well as arrangements of roses for sale.

The Golden Triangle Rose Society is a nonprofit group affiliated with the American Rose Society, headquartered in Shreveport, La. The society was founded in 1965.

The goal of this active group is to educate the public about the cultivation of roses in our area. According to Sherry Broussard, a lovely member of the group, their motto is “We grow ‘em. Show em. Share ‘em.”

The GTRS hosts pruning demos every year at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum and at the rose garden at Tyrrell Park. They maintain this wonderful Tyrrell Park rose garden, as well. Take a slow, fragrant walk in this little bit of heaven on earth. The rose garden is located at the rear of the Botanical Garden area, near the pond.

Clyde Davis is the current president of this group of rose lovers. Beginners and rose aficionados are welcome. Meetings are held the first Thursdays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Tyrrell Park Garden. Sherry adds, “We welcome anyone who wishes to visit or join. Discussions and demos on are held on everything roses, Roses 101 to Advanced.”The GTRS has periodic shows that are open to the public, like the show April 30. Broussard said, “We would like to invite everyone to ‘stop and smell the roses’ at the show and in the garden.”

For more information, contact the GTRS at grumpa1655 [at] aol [dot] com.Joette is an avid gardener and prides  herself on staying up-to-date on the latest gardening activities and tips. To share your gardening news with Joette, call 832-1400 or fax her at 832-6222. Her e-mail is joreger [at] msn [dot] com.