Mount Diablo Rose Society                                                       Est. 1986


Our Meeting on Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm will feature two talks:  Janie and Roger Chapin "Postcards from 30 English Gardens" and a special guest speaker, Sam Jones who is running for American Rose Society Vice President.              
                                                            Meeting begins at 7pm this time...please note. 

                                                                                             "Postcards from 30 English Gardens"

                                                                              Janie and Roger Chapin

Our regular program this month is armchair traveling at its best.  The Chapins celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversay last year by spending six weeks in England touring gardens.  They've created a beautiful presentation of their travels.  As Janie narrates, Roger's picture-perfect photos make us feel as if we are there.  Stourhead, Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Mottisfont Abbey (the rose garden of rose gardens) are just a few of those featured.  Not to be missed!!!


                                                                          Sam Jones..."Vision for the American Rose Society (ARS)
                                                                                        "The ARS in China"

We are honored to have Sam Jones, Director of the American Rose Society (ARS) Tennessee/Arkansas/Kentucky District and candidate for ARS Vice President, as our second speaker this month.  Sam will describe his vision for the ARS and then will speak about a recent trip he took to China to discuss the preservation and exchange of China's native species tea roses for the purpose of enriching the American hybridizing program.  He and his wife were part of a 12-member delegation in 2013 who consulted with horticultural reseachers and garden directors in five major Chinese cities. 

In June ARS members will have the opportunity to vote for ARS Vice President. Sam is coming to California specifically to speak to our society.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet Sam and hear his vision.
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