Calendar of Events

2021 WJRS Calendar of Events

All WJRS Meetings are on WEDNESDAYS, unless otherwise specified,
starting at 7:00 pm at Medford Leas, Route 70 in Medford, NJ

In-Person Meetings Postponed!!
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the well-being of our members, we have decided to have all our meetings On-line until conditions allow us to meet in person.

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2021 Calendar

December 15th 2021

Go to meeting and Holiday party.

Click here for the Holiday Flyer.


January 19, 2022

No meeting this month.

Relax and enjoy your winter break from the rose garden. Check out these websites below for tips on preparing your garden for spring roses. Also check out our WJRS Rose Sale and order your roses early. Lots of beautiful roses to add to your garden come spring. Contact Beth Ann Mills to place your orders.


February 16, 2022

Topic: TBD

March 16, 2022

Topic-Fungicides In the Rose Garden-What you need to Know.

Roses are our passion, and we love all types of roses. To grow beautiful roses and maintain a clean and lovely garden, we all need to use various types of garden products to help with maintenance. Most roses will develop some type of fungal disease during the growing season—no matter where you live or what types of roses you grow. Fungicides are a necessary product we need to use to eliminate the disease or prevent the fungal spores from spreading and causing extensive damage. In this presentation, you will learn more about what types of fungicides either contact or systemic are available to protect your roses by preventing fungal diseases and how to attack the blackspot and powdery mildew once they are established in the rose garden.


This presentation will give you tips and strategies to begin early and ensure that you protect your roses in early spring and into the summer season.


Presenter: TO BE ANNOUNCED---Individual Expert or a PANEL.

April 20, 2022

TOPIC: Recent and Anticipated Introductions of Beautiful, Disease Resistant Roses and How to Get Them!

Pat Shanley-Past President of the American Rose Society

This will be an exciting and timely presentation for all of us who want to add new roses to our gardens that are disease resistant and that are easy to maintain. Pat Shanley has been promoting easy care and beautiful roses in a “NO SPRAY” garden for many years.

Pat Shanley- Past President of the American Rose Society and is current President of the Manhattan Rose Society. Pat has created a beautiful “No Spray” garden in her home in New York and her roses look and perform beautifully from spring to fall. Come and learn more about how to select these beautiful roses for your garden.

May 18, 2022

Topic- Preparation for our annual Rose Show. Get your roses ready for the exhibit table and for the design table.

This panel presentation will give you tips on how to select your best roses for various exhibit classes---hybrid teas, floribundas, shrubs, climbers, miniatures and minifloras.
We all have exhibit worthy roses---preparing them is the key to blue ribbons and those exciting trophies too. YOU can be an award-winning exhibitor---what you need is planning time and some good roses. Come on out and hear the panel presentation, so you can help make this the best Rose Show ever.

Panel: Bill Kozemchak—HEAD CLERK—Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge and award-winning exhibitor and recipient of the ARS Award for Educating Members. Bill will give you his best advise on how he preps his beautiful roses for the rose show.

Iliana Okum—ARTISTIC DESIGN CHAIR—Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge and Apprentice Arrangement Judge and award-winning designer will share ideas and tips on how to craft beautiful designs to enter in the Design Section of the Rose Show. She will review the Design Section of the Show Schedule and the various classes---Traditional, Modern, East Asian, standard or miniature classes. YOU can have fun and create winning designs.

Diane Wilkerson—JUDGES CHAIR—Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge, and award-winning exhibitor will bring you up to date on the latest tips for judging roses. What do the judges look for ---what gets that blue ribbon? What to avoid and what to do to get that perfect score. Come on out and learn from the best.

Terry Palise—ROSE SHOW CHAIR—Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge and Arrangement Judge. Terry Palise is an award- winning exhibitor. She will bring you up to date on all the details of the ROSE SHOW location, schedule, and the committees and the tasks they will undertake to set up, organize and run a successful show. Be a part of the fun---come on out and learn and volunteer to make this the best rose show ever.

JUNE 4, 2022

67th West Jersey Rose Society Rose Show---Location to be confirmed.

All members and the public are invited to participate and enjoy the beauty of our roses. An information table will be set up to give out free materials on membership, rose garden maintenance, and selection of roses for your garden.