Orange County Rose Society

Annual Rose Show

Some of the many flowers from the 2017 OCRS Rose Show.

The Orange County Rose Society hosts an annual rose show in either the spring or fall. The 2017 show was held in October in the city of Westminster. This year, the usual weekend for the show, the last weekend in October, is the same weekend of the national ARS convention in San Diego. Because the convention is local, OCRS members who are judges or exhibitors will be attending it in support of the San Diego Rose Society and the ARS. We will be foregoing our own show this year and look forward to seeing you again at the 2019 OCRS rose show!

Rose shows generally include three categories of competition - rose horticulture, rose arrangements and rose photography. Anyone is welcome to exhibit roses at the show; there is no charge to enter and you do not have to be a member. Exhibitors come from throughout California. There are always categories for novices too, so please bring your best roses in and join us! You can view a copy of our 2017 rose show program by clicking here.

(From left:) Exhibitors Kathy Monge and Justin and Lily Ekuan prep their roses for the show outside, while a host of volunteers prepare to place the flowers for judging and get things ready inside.

Sponsor a Rose - Be an OC Rose Society Rose Show Trophy Fund Sponsor!

With your generosity and sponsorship, our winners receive trophies in all categories (usually 50 - 70 or more) at the rose show. Awards are given in horticulture, arrangement and photography.

Choose the level that fits your budget! For example, the awards for hybrid tea roses include:

Queen (first place): $100

King (second place): $75

Princess (third place): $50

Court of Honor (usually several places, 4th-7th in the Court): $25

Honorable Mention: $10

Your support is appreciated!


Other Rose-Related Events in Southern California

San Diego Rose Society Rose Show
April 14 - 15, 2018
Liberty Station, NTC Promenade - McMillan Event Center

Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza
April 26 - 29, 2018
Come visit the OCRS booth!

Pacific Rose Society Rose Show
Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia
April 28, 2018

Horticultural Rose Judging Seminar and School
San Diego and Orange County Rose Societies

May 19 - 20, 2018
Saturday - seminar and school; Sunday - Practical test for new judges
Location: Private home; 10656 Fuerte Dr., La Mesa, CA
Info: Send e-mail to Miriam Cooney,

American Rose Society Annual Convention hosted by the San Diego Rose Society
October 26 - 29, 2018