Annual Fall Auction of Rare and Unusual Roses Auction

It seems like everything is coming up roses the last week in October.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Mission Hills Nursey, the California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) is partnering with San Diego Rose Society (SDRS) to present a combination Rose Show and the 22nd Annual Fall Auction of Rare and Unusual Roses on Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th, 2022, at the El Corazon Oceanside Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054.

The 2-day affair is open to the public at no charge. Famous rose breeder, Burling Leong has has new rose, ‘Marion Rose’, that be offered in the auction in honor of Happy Days actress, Marion Ross. This unique floribunda is mauve, with a tan center. Since that is the week of Marion’s birthday, the public is invited to share cake with Ms. Ross. Assuming she is well-enough to attend, we’ll be celebrating her 94th birthday!

The two rose societies will present a rose show that will open to the public around 1:30 pm on Sat, Oct 29 and may be viewed for the remainder of Saturday until 4:30 pm. and Sunday from 10am-4:30 pm. Saturday will also provide the opportunity to see presentations from three of the country’s to rosarians.

1:00-1:45 PM: Gregg Lowery – Curator, Historic Rose Collection, Friends of Vintage Roses Sebastopol CA. His collection of historic roses formed the basis of a nursery, Vintage Gardens which he developed and managed for 30 years.

2:00-2:45 PM: Anita Clevenger – This very Sacramento Master Gardener was Curator of the Sacramento City Cemetery Historic Rose Garden that consisted of 500+ roses. She will speak about ‘Pivoting to Preserve.’

3:00-3:45 PM: Burling Leong is the owner of Burlington Rose Nursery in Visalia, CA. She is a recognized rose authority who not only hybridizes new varietals but also provides many hard to obtain ones.

And just to make sure there is plenty to see, noted San Diego artist, Nancy Plank, will pride a showing and sale of some of her paintings.

Discounted room reservations may be made today only at the Marriot in Oceanside, CA. Get The Show and Auction Details.