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

50/50 Raffle:

This is our next fundraiser. Tickets for the raffle will be mailed to all members. We ask that members sell their 6 tickets or make a contribution to the WJRS. The raffle award will take place at our October 9, 2021 picnic. We look forward to all members participating.

Bill Kozemchak Garden Visit, Saturday, May 29th: CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.


Bill Kozemchak will have his garden open for visits this spring: Saturday, May 29 starting at 10 am to 5:00 PM. Bring a chair.

Sunday, May 30th Rose Show or Rose Exhibition: CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. RAIN DATE : TBD.

Outdoors at Burlington County Fair Grounds, Burlington County NJ. from 11 to 4 PM. BRING YOUR ROSES. THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZES for MEMBER EXHIBITORS.

Sunday, June 6th, 9 am-3 pm: 

Philadelphia RS Rose Display at the Morris Arboretum (Social Distanced and Outside the Visitors center)

Saturday, June 12th :

York Area Rose Society Rose Show at Nancy Redington’s Home in the big tent!

Other Garden Visits: Tuesday June 15th:

Andalusia Estate and Garden, This private estate is only open Monday to Wednesday for tours. The rose garden is ready to bloom soon. Visit date is: Tuesday, June 15 from 1 to 3 PM. Admission is $15 per person, for 6 or more WJRS members. Must wear a mask, comfortable shoes to walk through the Walled Rose Garden and Greek walks with many types of shrubs and flowers. Address is 1237 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 215 245-5479. RSVP to iliana Okum at 609 298 4160, to make the reservation. We must pre-register with names before we go. No walk in visitors.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

TOPIC: Can you Recognize Beneficial insects in the Rose Garden?

PRESENTER: Baldo Villegas, Entomologist and Master Rosarian.​

There are many beneficial insects in any garden. Come and learn how to identify and benefit from beneficial insects in your garden this season. Knowing which insects can be helpful in the garden is key to having a balanced ecosystem that benefits your roses and pollinators and makes it easier to sustain your roses with less spraying.


Baldo Villegas is a rose expert and entomologist, Master Rosarian, experienced award-winning rose exhibitor, educator, and rose grower. Baldo has a beautiful garden of over three thousand roses that he grows in southern California. He has a website that features information on rose pests, diseases, care of roses, and links to rose resources and horticultural sites, check it out at:·    


Saturday, June 19:

​Iliana and David Okum’s Rose Garden, 8 Bennington Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Members and families invited to visit on Saturday, June 19 from 11 to 4 PM. Please RSVP to Iliana at 609 298 4160 or send me an Bring a chair, there will be refreshments and rose conversation among friends.

Saturday, June 26:

Rudolph Van Der Goot Rose Garden- Saturday June 26 arrive at 11 AM. Address is: 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Telephone: 732- 873-2459. Bring a bag lunch and drink and we will picnic after the garden tour. Free admission. Mask and social distance required.

Saturday-Sunday September 18th & 19th

Penn-Jersey District Show at Hershey Gardens, PA

Saturday, October 9 from 1 to 5 PM

WJRS Annual Picnic at Mt. Laurel Acres Park