Greater Palm Beach Rose Society To Feature Denise Abruzzese Oct. 24

The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society will meet Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Mounts Botanical Garden. The keynote speaker will be Denise Aburzzese. She will share knowledge and insights on propagating roses.

Abruzzese lives with her fiancé, Tom, in Legend Lake Estates in the agricultural zone of suburban Lake Worth, on more than an acre of land where she is on the Lake Committee and the Architectural Committee.

After moving from Long Island to Palm Beach County, Abruzzese had to “forget” most of what she knew about tending to roses over the last 40 years and acclimate to growing roses in Florida. She is a rose fanatic, spending at least two hours a day tending her 200 roses, which multiply exponentially, through either purchases or propagation. She grows antique roses, garden roses, floribundas, grandifloras, hybrid tea and climbers, many of which are own root, Dr. Huey and Fortuniana stock.

Abruzzese spends countless hours researching scientific studies of many rosarians and rose breeders. She has been propagating roses for many years, although in a colder climate, and has recently started hybridization.

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