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Marin Rose Society, an affiliate of the The American Rose Society, meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at 300 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae, CA. Our meetings are open to the public and offer great speakers, monthly rose shows, refreshments, raffles, and Consulting Rosarian advice. Members enjoy an award winning newsletter, garden tours, social events, and a great deal of fun!

Join us on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for a program on "Floral Arrangements for the Holidays" by Martin Kooi, NCNH District Chair of Arrangement Judges.

Be sure to view our stunning video on YouTube - compiled by an MRS member. It is a photo and musical tour of the Marin Rose Society; its people, its events, meetings and shows, its fundraising activities AND its award-winning roses and beautiful gardens.

Congratulations to Connie Pelissero, 2018 Bronze Medal Winner!

Connie Pelissero

2012 ARS Gold Honor Medal Congratulations to Co-Editors Joan Goff and Gail Trimble for winning the 2012 American Rose Society Gold Honor Medal for the The Marin Rose Newsletter!
Previous newsletter awards were:
2011 Gold Medal, Joan Goff and Gail Trimble, editors
2010 Gold Medal, Joan Goff and Gail Trimble, editors
2009 Honorable Mention, Joan Goff and Lydia Treadway, editors
2008 Gold Honor Medal, Nanette Londeree, editor
2006 Silver Honor Medal, Nanette Londeree, editor
2005 Silver Honor Medal, Nanette Londeree, editor

Third Place Website Winner

Third Place Website Winner!
1996 "Marin Online Contest"
at the Marin County Fair
The fourth local rose society on the web!

Redwood Trees

With a climate moderated by water on three sides from the Pacific Ocean and The San Francisco Bay, an average summer temperature of 85 degrees and a winter temperature rarely below freezing, a range of elevation from sea level to 2571 feet, and a natural abundance of wildlife and oak and redwood trees, Marin County is an ideal place in which to live and grow roses.

Marin Rose Society was founded with only a few members in 1974 by Joseph and Marion Klima, who were also distinguished as one of only two couples who had each been awarded the American Rose Society Gold Medal. Joseph Klima was also the American Rose Society's "President Emeritus". Today, the Marin Rose Society has 126 members.

Our goals are to promote the culture, interest and appreciation of roses of all kinds; and to educate gardeners of Marin County on rose nomenclature, rose types (classifications) and their uses, propagation, maintenance, and exhibiting techniques.

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