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Mississippi Old Garden Rose Society

Join us for a road trip to the Gardens of the American Rose Society in Greenwood, Louisiana (next to Shreveport)!  The American Rose Society has 65 gardens with a total of 20,000 roses that are spread over a 118-acre wooded tract. Its about a 230 mile drive one way, so consider driving over on Friday to spend the night so we can begin the tour at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning.  There are many hotels in the Shreveport area so finding rooms shouldn't be difficult. For groups of 10 or more, the admission fee is $4.00 per person.   Please e-mail me at if you can join us for the tour.

April 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM - Garden Tour - Roses of the Historic Greenwood Cemetery

June 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM - Garden Tour & Annual Picnic - Location To Be Announced

More information soon!

Meeting Information

Location:  We normally meet at the Mississippi Children's Museum Education Center located at 2145 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202. Refer to the schedule listed below for specific meeting information and locations.

May 19 - 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM - Garden Tour - Gardens of the American Rose Society

Date/Time Frequency:  Our group normally meets the third Sunday of each month with the exception of July and August.  Meetings begin at 2:00 PM and last for two hours.

That's right!  We're beginning our garden tours this year with a tour of the roses at the Historic Greenwood Cemetery in downtown Jackson.  Greenwood is a "garden park" type cemetery containing the largest collection of ever blooming "own root" (not grafted) antique and modern shrubs roses in the country - several hundred shrubs representing over 40 named cultivars - as well as numerous hardy bulbs and other flowering shrubs.  Have fun and fellowship as we enjoy the cemetery's roses at their peak spring flush.    Plant swap and snack too!  Don't miss this one.  Location:  North West Street, Jackson, MS.

Spring - Summer 2018