April Program & Rose Show 2020


 Due to the San Francisco Bay Area shelter-in-place mandate until May 3rd, the April 8th Membership meeting and the MDRS 32nd Annual Spring Rose Show scheduled for April 21st have been cancelled. 

 A decision about the May and June meetings and the Hearst Castle field trip was postponed in the hope of a positive development that will lift the shelter-in-place restrictions now placed upon us. We will keep you informed.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.



Become an MDRS member

  • Full membership in the Mount Diablo Rose Society with interesting and educational meetings
  • Questions answered by expert Rosarians, Master Rosarians and expert Rose Judges
  • ​A beautiful meeting place - Dublin Library's Community Room
  • Programs on all aspects of rose growing, for beginners as well as for experienced rosarians
  • "Little Rose Show" at almost every meeting - learn how to show and exhibit roses
  • Annual Rose Show - usually in April or May
  • Instructions and inspiration through fellowship with other rosarians
  • Field trips, garden tours, potlucks, pruning demonstrations, etc.
  • Drawings and refreshment goodies, hand-outs and educational materials
  • Families and guests are welcome


Membership Costs

 Membership is open to anyone interested in growing or showing roses. Membership is $20/year per person, or $25/year per couple. 

When We Meet

Mount Diablo Rose Society meets the second Wednesday of each month

(except July & August) at:

Dublin Library Community Room

200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA​

See Meetings page for upcoming programs.

Consulting Rosarians


If you have rose growing questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Consulting Rosarians listed below:

Dublin ~ *Dolores Moffat  (925) 556-5449

Hayward ~ *Jolene Adams  (510) 537-2326

or Patty Shadden  (510) 432-5122

Livermore ~ Lou Evans  (925) 371-6115

or Jan Hayward  (925) 605-6709

Alamo ~ Carl Meier  (925) 519-0399

Fremont ~ John Dronkers-Laureta  (510) 468-3242

Contact Us

President ~ Peggy Carlson

(925) 736-6223

Vice President ~ Carl Meier 

(925) 519-3350

Treasurer ~ Linda Nardy 

(925) 336-9452

Secretary ~ Kathy Knabke

(925) 552-7310

Director-at-Large ~ John Dronkers-Laureta

(510) 468-3242  

Director-at-Large ~ Patty Shadden 

(510) 432-5122

Newsletter ~ John Dronkers-Laureta

(510) 468-3242 

Emerald Glen Rose Garden ~ Kathy Knabke           

(925) 552-7310

Mount Diablo Rose Society

200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California 94568, United States

Drop us a line!