Palm Beach Rose Society To Feature National President

The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society will meet on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. virtually via GoToMeeting. A brief business meeting will be followed by the presentation “Things (about roses) I Didn’t Learn in Kindergarten” by Bob Martin, president of the American Rose Society, the nation’s largest plant society.

Martin has been growing roses for nearly 50 years. He and his wife Dona live in Escondido, California, where they maintain a rose garden of more than 600 roses of all types. He is an American Rose Society master rosarian, an accredited horticultural judge and an accredited arrangements judge.

Martin is well known as a humorous and effective speaker and rose evangelist, having spoken at 24 American Rose Society national conventions, at district conventions and more than 250 times at rose societies and garden clubs throughout the United States. Martin is also a prolific writer, having authored more than 700 published articles on roses.

To attend the club’s meeting as a guest, RSVP to Maria Wolfe at (561) 386-4903. The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society is a nonprofit organization that has been promoting rose growing for more than 40 years. For more information, visit