Marion County Rose Society

Affiliated With the American Rose Society  - A Nonprofit Organization.

Everyone Who Loves Roses Should Join The

American Rose Society!

Click the link below to see what great information is available from the ARS!

Click the play button below to enjoy Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, performed by Itzhak Perlman, while visiting our site. 

We meet in this building!

Directions from I-75:

Take Exit # 354 heading East on US-27.

Continue to US 441/Hwy 301.

Turn left or North on Pine Avenue.

Turn Right on NW 20th St., CR 200A (Jacksonville Rd.)

Turn left into Southeastern Livestock Pavilion.

We meet in the Ag. Center Auditorium. See photo above.

Welcome All Rose Lovers!

If you love growing roses and are a resident of Marion, Citrus, Sumter or Hernando Counties, a wonderful opportunity awaits! The Marion County Rose Society is made up of people who get together monthly to share information, knowledge, food and fun with their fellow rose lovers. Whether you favor hybrid teas, miniature roses, shrubs, or don’t know the difference, you will find help and have a great time at our many rose related activities.  Ocala, FL is home base for most meetings, but trips to beautiful public and private gardens are regular events. There, we are able to experience the fragrance and colors that are unsurpassed by other flowers.

The MCRS is an affiliate of the American Rose Society and meets the 3rd Sunday of most months at 1:30 PM in the new Marion County Agricultural Auditorium.  A map and full directions are available below.  Meetings always include an informative program, a short business meeting, tasty refreshments and plenty of time to visit with one another. Perhaps most important is the opportunity to ask our Consulting Rosarians questions about how to grow great roses or about problems you may be having in your garden.

If you have never belonged to a rose society, you may not be aware of the all-important raffle.  This occurs at the conclusion of most meetings and involves a very small investment for an opportunity to choose from the “goodies” on the Raffle Table. There are usually several roses!

This site is intended to give you a “picture” of our MCRS family and provide you with important information about selecting roses, rose care, sources for roses and ways you can join others who share your passion for our National Flower, the rose.

For information and details not available on this site please feel free to contact MCRS President, Linda Cluey. Contact information is noted at left.  Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to getting to know you at our meetings!


Linda Cluey, President


Disclaimer: The information on this web site has been prepared by the Webmaster and members of the MCRS.  While the information is believed to be true and accurate, neither the Marion County Rose Society, its members or the Webmaster can accept any legal responsibility for errors or omissions that may have been made. The MCRS makes no warranty, expressed or implied with respect to the material contained herein. No part of this site may be copied, reproduced, adapted, or reprinted without permission of the webmaster.

Webmaster: Carol Green

A Few Words From Madam President......

I live on six acres in Dade City and grow mostly old garden roses; a few modern roses (Beverly and Pink Enchantment) and many unnamed hybridized roses. I own a small nursery – Century Roses – and sell roses at local events. My cuttings are grown in my hydroponic system and I have recently added a mist house which is still being “tweaked”. My current favorite roses are Sombreuil and Fields of the Wood.

I like to think I am becoming a better rosarian each year and am still learning about roses through the programs and members of the rose society. I am always open about new ideas and products. So if you have any suggestions regarding programs or products or if I’ve missed something at the meeting, just speak up!