It’s Time for the Rose Show

The annual Kansas City Rose Society Rose Show, will be held at the Loose Park Garden Center, June 2-3, 2018.  All rose growers are invited to bring roses to the show between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on June 2. You do not have to be a member of the KCRS to enter roses in the show, and there is no entry fee. There are classes for all varieties of roses from miniatures to shrubs. All you need to know is the name of rose you wish to exhibit. There will be a youth class for exhibitors 17 years-old and younger, and a novice class for any exhibitor who has never won a blue ribbon in a rose show. You can also enter photographs of roses. The rose photography classes are growing in popularity and will be expanded for 2018 to include youth and novice classes. The rose show booklet listing the show rules and classes is available online at www.kansascityrosesociety.org. You will also find helpful information about preparing for the rose show and tips for show success.

Sunday, June 3 is Rose Day in Kansas City. The rose show will be open for public viewing between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. In 2017, there were 448 roses and 81 rose photographs entered in the show by 28 different exhibitors. It is one of the largest rose shows in the mid-west. The public will be invited to vote on the “Most Fragrant Rose” entered in the show, and the winner will be announced during Rose Day Festivities. Enjoy family-friendly activities like face painting, balloon animals and an art experience table while enjoying free lemonade, ice cream and bottled water. Formal events begin at 3:00 pm in the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden, and will include a brief awards ceremony, music by the Mighty Mo Combo Jazz Band, and a performance by the Kansas City Youth Ballet. 

For further rose show information contact Kansas City Rose Society rose show Chairwoman Laura Dickinson, 913-449-9377 or lkdickinson09@gmail.com 

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