A consulting rosarian is a rose-grower specially trained and certified by the American Rose Society to provide free advice on growing roses. To become an ARS/CR, a person must have grown various types of roses for at least five years, must have been a member of the American Rose Society for the last three years, must attend a CR school, and pass a written examination. The ARS needs a well-motivated and educated group of CRs if the ARS is to continue to succeed in its mission.
The Tallahassee Area Rose Society co-hosted a CR school with Pensacola and Thomasville Rose Societies on June 22, 2019. The four-hour program was held at Jubilee Cottage, Goodwood Museum and Gardens.
The Deep South District of the ARS (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) holds a consulting rosarian school at their annual mid-winter meeting. Other schools may be held. For more information visit the DSD website https://deepsouthdistrict.org/resources/cr-school-presentations.
You can find out more about becoming a consulting rosarian by visiting the DDS website deepsouthdistrict.org/consulting-rosarians.