2012 Birmingham Rose Show – This Weekend

It is  with great pride that I invite you to the 60th Annual Birmingham Rose Show.  Each year The Birmingham Rose Society sponsors the show as a showcase of the wonderful varieties of roses that are grown in the state of Alabama.  People travel from near and far to view the roses, to see award winning arrangements and to view an exhibition of photography featuring our National Floral Emblem, the rose.

For over six decades the Birmingham Rose Society has provided valuable advice to area rose gardeners offering assistance in selecting, planting and growing roses. As a local chapter of the American Rose Society, we are a part of a vast network of Rosarians around the United States who have joined together to educate our communities on growing roses.

I am proud to be a member of the Birmingham Rose Society, a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, and am also proud to be the 2012 Chairman of this years show.  If you are in the area Saturday or Sunday, I hope you will stop by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and see us. You’ll see some great roses! The best part, It’s All FREE!

If your on Twitter, Just follow the #RoseChat hashtag this weekend for photos and info streaming live from the show.

If you have ever wondered what a rose show is all about, here is a little video clip from the American Rose Society on last year’s show in Los Angeles. It gives some insight into what you will see in Birmingham this weekend.


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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3 Responses to 2012 Birmingham Rose Show – This Weekend

  1. Masha says:

    I wish I could come. I hope you take some photos and write about it despite being so busy.


  2. Malou says:

    It must be wonderful to see all types of roses. I used to frequent a rosarium in The Hague when we lived there because it was amazing to see so many varieties of roses in full bloom. 😉


  3. Pingback: What’s Blooming This Week In My Alabama Garden | The Redneck Rosarian

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