Colorful modern hybrid teas, old garden roses and many others blooms will be on display during the 23rd Annual Charleston Rose Show on April 25 in the Heritage Museum at Cypress Gardens. New this year is a Rose Photography contest by the society members.
The show draws both novices and experts exhibiting hundreds of local grown roses of every color and form. Cypress Gardens is home to over 150 roses and the Heritage Garden has a collection of antique roses which should be in full bloom during the show.
This year, there are over 30 exhibition categories from Noisette Roses, Shrub Roses and Hybrid Teas to Miniature roses.
Having membership in a rose society is not required to participate. Specimens entered must have been grown by the exhibitor in his or her own outdoor garden. Only one person or team per garden will be allowed to enter.
Entries will be accepted 6-10 a.m. with judging set to begin at 10:15 a.m. The show will be open to the public 1-5 p.m.
Rules, judges and guidelines for judging are found on the society’s website at www.charlestonrose.com or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonRose for show updates.