Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society to hold 23rd Show at Cypress Gardens

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.

The local rose society is affiliated with the American Rose Society. Information about the society and how to grow beautiful roses will be available during the show.

The show is free with regular paid admission to Cypress Gardens, $10 Adults, $9 seniors and $5 children. Group rate is $8 call Loretta at 843 553-0515 for group reservations.