Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society


President: Richard Edwards

45 Broadview Drive

Asheville, N.C.  28803

828 274 8971


1st Vice-President/Program Chair: Christa Malone

54 Chinquapin Lane

Waynesville, N.C. 28706

828 454 0828



2nd Vice-President: Duane Bateman

P.O. Box 578

Saluda, N.C. 28773

828 749 1933



Treasurer (Plus Membership): Walter Gruss

1490 Mtn. Meadow Drive

Hendersonville, N.C. 28739




Historian: Ken Roberson

38 Windsong

Fairview, NC 28730




Parliamentarian: Ron Swartzel

109 Merriwood Lane

Hendersonville, NC 28791




Member-at-large: John Smith

7 Gower Lane

Arden, North Carolina, 28704




Immediate Past President: Nancy Baldwin

192 Sunnyside Lane

Green Mountain, North Carolina  28740

828 675 5862,


Newsletter Editor: Carolyn Tolley

373 North Fork Road

Black Mountain, NC 28711



Rose Exhibition (not a Rose Show) TBD 2006 at the North Carolina Arboretum.
Philip and Cathey Turbyfill, Coordinators

Roses are classified using the ARS classification system (HT, F, Min, HK or, etc.), but no awards are given as we consider this an education event. We also have one table to display the roses from our public non-spray rose test garden (located at the American Red Cross facility), to provide examples of roses that do well in our mountains for those individuals who like roses but do not wish to spray.


The Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society meets from January to November in the Red Cross classrooms

on Edgewood, just off Merrimon. There is a traffic light and a large blue BLOOD DONOR sign on the



Meetings are the 2nd Sunday at 3pm. Visitors are welcome!


At the red Cross Building we have a no spray (except for dormant spray) rose garden containing over

50 roses.  This is a public garden maintained by the Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society which is also

a test garden that we evaluate on a yearly basis.


We hold a rose exhibition in early June at the NC Arboretum.


In September there is a members' booth with roses which are changed daily.


We urge our members to enter the Western NC Mountain State Fair where there are money prizes for blue, red, and white ribbons.




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