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
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, email@example.com
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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