About VCRS

The Ventura County Rose Society was established in 1984. We are a non-profit Society, devoted to sharing knowledge about roses, rose culture, and the pleasure of rose gardening.

The encouragement of amateur and professional rose culture to increase the general understanding of, and interest in, all aspects of roses, such as: Growing and Hybridization; Exhibition; Judging; History and Care of THE ROSE, improving the standard of excellence of the National Floral Emblem of The United States of America for all people. (Article II, Sect. 1, VCRS Bylaws)

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September and October. Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday in November and December. We do not meet in July and August.

Meeting are held at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo. GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. The meeting room is open by 6:30 p.m., so that members and guests may gather early for information sharing, social time, and refreshments, sharing roses, and a chance to speak with Consulting Rosarians.

Our Rose Celebration/Little Rose Show starts at 7:00 PM

Do you have questions regarding rose culture? The Consulting Rosarian Program of the American Rose Society designates knowledgeable rose lovers who are willing to share their experience with others. For a referral to a Consulting Rosarian in our area contact us at [email protected]

"The Ventura Rose"
VCRS members receive 8 issues per year of our Newsletter, "The Ventura Rose.". Each issue is packed with pertinent gardening information, and a calendar of upcoming rose-related events.

VCRS members are encouraged to borrow from our extensive lending library. Books, videotapes, and magazines are included in this growing collection.

The Society sponsors trips to public and private gardens and other garden attractions. Recent trips include:

  • A.C. Postel in Santa Barbara
  • Descanso Gardens, La Canada
  • Huntington Gardens, San Marino
  • VCRS Members’ Gardens

The Stagecoach Inn Heritage Rose Garden
The Society planted and maintains The Stagecoach Inn Heritage Rose Garden. This garden is located within the grounds of the historic Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, CA. This garden of Heirloom Roses might have grown at the Inn in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The roses in the garden were selected for their suitability to Ventura County gardens, as well as for their history and beauty. The Inn is maintained by the Conejo Valley Historical Society, and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.