Contra Costa Rose Society

(Please visit this site frequently as meeting topics and dates are subject to change - last updated 6/25/2018)


NOTICE of new meeting day and time.  As of May 2018 we are meeting on the 4th Tuesday at 10 AM.

Meeting place:  Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill.

TBD: The days and times of the annual November potluck dinner and Saturday events

2018 Schedule of Meetings:

Monday, January 22  "The Cultivation of Miniature Roses"

     Speaker:  Rose Gilardi

Monday, February 26  "Paradise in Shropshire - David Austin's Gardens and Roses"

     Speaker: Barbara Wilson

Monday, March 26  "What Are These Mushrooms and What Are They Doing in My Rose Garden?"

     Speaker: David Rust

Monday, April 23  "A Visit to the Chelsea Flower Show of 2016"

     Speaker: Barbara Norkus   

Tuesday, May 29 - Perfume, Hydrosols, Honey & More...Fragrant Creations from Rose Petals, McHale Room

     Speaker: Laurie Stern, Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery

Tuesday, June 26 - Herbs as Pollinator Plants in Your Rose Garden, Republic Services Room

     Speaker:  Rose Loveall-Sale, owner of Morningsun Herb Farm in Vacaville

          Plants will be available for purchase

July - No meeting

Sunday, July 15 - The Contra Costa Rose Society will have a booth at Rodgers Ranch to celebrate Herb Day, 315 Cortsen Rd,
     Pleasant Hill.  Please visit website again for more details.

August - No meeting

Tuesday, September 25 - Topic TBA

Tuesday, October 23 - Topic TBA

     Election of CCRS Board Members

Tuesday, November 27 - TBA

     (Installation of Officers and Board Members)    

December - No Meeting - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Some topics from past meetings and field trips:

"Leave the Prickles on the Rose"
"Hand and Gardening Tools from Japan"
"Landscaping with Miniature Roses"
"A Unique Perspective on Heritage Roses"
"Integrated Pest Management - Healthy Gardening the Less Toxic Way"
"Unusual Herbs for Companion Planting of Roses"
"Easy Roses for a Busy Life"
"Rose Arrangements for the Home"

Tours of San Jose Heritage Rose Garden in San Jose, and Garden Valley Ranch in Petaluma