2017 Calendar of Events

All Meetings are at the Main Fort Smith Public Library at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  The library is located at 3201 Rogers  Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901.













January Events

February Events

March Events

April Events

Fort Smith Rose Society Events

During our last meeting we agreed to hold our annual plant sale this Saturday, April 29th.

I discussed the issues surrounding this event with several members.

We agreed that the weather outlook calls for severe thunderstorms this weekend.

Also, we feel that we need more time to adequately prepare and advertise this event.


We have selected Saturday, May 13th, 9a.m.-1 p.m. , for the Plant Sale.

This is the day before Mother's Day and we can use this promote the sale.


So .... start collecting, growing and potting plants that we can sell !

We will be in touch with Sharum's.

They are willing to donate plants for our sale as we have reciprocated by helping them promote roses at their plant sales.


Time to start getting the word out and explore some free advertising.


We will be assembling at the Ray Baker Garden around 8a.m..

Will need coffee and donuts :)


Please feel free to contact me with and questions or advice.



(415) 913-0697



May Events

May 7 – Saturday - Sharum’s Rose Promotion Day

May 14 – Saturday – Show of Roses at the main library

May 21 – Saturday – Annual Tulsa Rose Show

May 22 – Sunday – Monthly meeting hosted at the gardens of Dr. and Mrs. Troy Garrett

June Events

July Events


September Events

October Rose Show

Calendar of Events

2017 Fall Rose Show


Join the Fort Smith Rose Society in celebrating our City's favorite flower, “The Rose”!


Established in 1938, the Fort Smith Rose Society is the oldest Rose Society in Arkansas.


The Fort Smith Rose Society has a wide range of members. Expertise in the group consists of Master Gardeners, Expert Rosarians and Rose Enthusiasts. All skilled at just growing great roses!


As an a.m.erican Rose Society (ARS) Chapter of the South-Central District, our members continue to win top prizes at the Oklahoma City, Dallas, Tulsa, Conway, and Memphis shows.


In addition to ARS and local events, the Fort Smith Rose Society has created and maintains the Anniversary Rose Garden which is dedicated to our past Mayor Ray Baker. He loved roses!  The Ray Baker Rose is not only beautiful, it is unique. It was created by the Fort Smith Rose Society and is now patented!


There are over 100 rose bushes at the Anniversary Garden, located at 200 South 12th Street. Corner of 12th and South A Street.


The Fort Smith Fall Rose Show is for everyone to enjoy.

 If you have a bloom in your garden, you are welcome to enter it in the show!

The rules and categories will be listed on our website.


The show will be open to the public in order to view the winners.


The show will be held at:


The Fort Smith Public Library

Main Branch

3201 Rogers Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72903


(479) 782-0229



Show Schedule

Saturday, October 14


Entries Accepted         5:00 a.m.  –  9:30 a.m.

Judging and Awards  10:00 a .m. – 1:00 p.m.

Show Open to Public   1:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.


Sunday, October 15

Show Open to Public   1:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.


Judges will be coming from Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas.


There are 43 categories plus a category for arrangements.


We expect over 500 entries!


Judges will select the best rose or "Queen of the Show", second place or "King of the Show", followed by a court of the twelve next best roses. Awards will be given.


If you want to know how to enter the show, details will be listed on the website.

You may also contact us directly:


David Nichols, President

(415) 913-0697


Jan Ford, Vice President

(479) 646-6555


Website: Click here to go to web site


Facebook: Fort Smith Rose Society




Fall Show

Horticultural Specimens

General Rules and Show Rules

Arrangement Classifications

Show Rules



November Events

December Events



Logan's Road House

6201 Rogers Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72903

(479) 452-0303


Northeast Corner of Rogers and I-540

Behind Starbucks


Date & Time:


December 14th, Thursday, 6:00 PM


We are individually responsible for dinner/drink charges.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text.