Roses in Bloom at American Rose Center

April 21, 2018

Each April, the American Rose Center celebrates Spring bloom with a seminar all about growing roses. This year's Roses in Bloom will also include the Peace Rose Commemorative Forever® Stamp First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony (see schedule below). All of the fun will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Gardens of the American Rose Center. The all-day seminar will feature various speakers and have some dedications of new additions to the gardens. This event is open to the public and admission is by donation only. 

9:00-11:00 - Green Thumb Gardening Series - History of ‘Peace’ Rose Panel Discussion
Pat Shanley, President, American Rose Society
Bob Martin, Vice-President, American Rose Society
Bradd Yoder*, President of Star Roses & Plants 
Sonia Melland-Guibert**, Research & Development, House of Meilland-Meilland International

11:00 - Peace Rose Commemorative Forever® Stamp First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony
Emcee: George Sirven, Station Manager, KTBS 3
In Attendance: 
Pat Shanley, President, American Rose Society
Bob Martin, Vice-President, American Rose Society
Bradd Yoder*, President of Star Roses & Plants 
Sonia Melland-Guibert**, Research & Development, House of Meilland-Meilland International
Susan T. McKeen, Director of Learning & Development USPS

Noon: USPS Retail sales of Peace Rose Stamp Collector Items

Noon: Lunch available for purchase on grounds

1:00 Dedication of the Dr. Bud Willis Louisiana Natives Garden

1:30 Dedication of Marilyn & Myron Wellan Terraced Staircase

Artist, Megan Davis Taylor, on grounds doing live paint, selling artwork

* Bradd Yoder, president of Star Roses & Plants, formerly Conard-Pyle, owned in part by Robert Pyle. 
** Sonia Meilland-Guibert, grand daughter of Francis Meilland, the hybridizer of the ‘Peace’ rose.

Roses in Bloom at American Rose Center