Bowling Green Rose Society

Proudly affiliated
with the
American Rose Society


 Rose Show

All Seasons Gas Grill & Fireside Shop

Alvaton Nursery – Brad Kirby


Batteries Plus

Better Hearing Center

Claire Campbell

Market & Café

Doug’s Motor City Bar & Grill, Inc.

Greenwood Ford

Jackson’s Orchard

Merrill Lynch – Michael Manship

Norris Thomas, CPA

RC Bottling Corp. – Mike Trimble, GM

Simply Mulch

State Farm
 Curt Gammons

Ted Strode Insurance

Wheeldon Company, LLC

Woodward Chiropractic


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Welcome to BGRS

Next Meeting
November 4 - 2:30 pm
3132 Nashville Road

Winterizing Roses
Georgia Snyder

The objectives of the Bowling Green Rose Society are to encourage interest in and cultivation of the rose; to be affiliated with the American Rose Society; to spread information about the growing of roses; and to share the love of the rose whenever and wherever possible.

All persons who are in any way interested in growing roses shall be eligible for membership.  Currently the local dues are $15 per person.  You may contact Ben Matus, President, at 270.745.9935 or e-mail BGRS for additional information. Meetings are held the first Friday night of each month at the Warren County Extension Office on Nashville Road unless otherwise noted on the Meetings page. BGRS is a member of the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society.

2016 Executive Committee of 
The Bowling Green Rose Society

President - Ben Matus
Secretary -
Norma Stevenson
Treasurer - Ann Jacobs
Member-at-Large - Claire Campbell

Past President - Mary Ann Hext
Publications -
Mary Ann Hext

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BGRS Rose Show
May 20, 2017   2-4 pm
American Legion Hall on Dishman Lane


President's Message
by Ben Matus

First, a great big “Thank You” to the entire membership for their help and support for our 2016 BGRS rose show.  And an even bigger “Thank You” to our Rose Show Committee, consisting of Ann & Bob Jacobs, Mary Ann Hext and Kathy Dodson.  In addition to the physical and intellectual efforts they needed to put forth in order to produce this show (they were indeed the producers) there must have been a lot of anxiety and angst involved as well.  What with weather all over the region, other societies’ needs to consider, the need for financing, arranging a space and all of the other things that come into play in putting on a show, it must be mind-bending at times.  So, kudos to our committee.

 Also note that there were spouses, friends, family and former members that helped as well.  Thanks go out to Goebel Dodson and his farm hand Jeff, Sam Coffey, Curtis Logsdon and Beth and Nick Barth.  We can’t forget the Jacob’s grandsons Mike and Jake either.  So, many thanks to all involved and if I missed anyone I am truly sorry because every little bit anyone did helped make our show the success it was and a little easier on everyone.

 It should also be mentioned that we had some fine judges come from out of the area and donate their time.  The team I clerked for were extremely kind and generous.  They took the growing conditions we all faced into consideration with each rose they viewed.  They were a pleasure to work with and once again, I learned a lot.

 Now we go into summer.  Finally!  The trick will be to keep the Blackspot at bay, the mites under control and the Japanese beetles confined to our neighbors’ yards.  (Be neighborly, give them a beetle trap.)  My goal is to spray regularly, water and feed as needed, deadhead often and try to get to September relatively unscathed for that big fall flush of blooms.  May we all be successful in the attempt and enjoy the journey.


BGRS Rose Show - May 21, 2016
American Legion Hall on Dishmman Lane
2-5 pm - Free to Public

Click here for rose show schedule!




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