About Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society (CLRS) of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Rose Society (ARS) and was founded in 1985 by a small group of rose enthusiasts, whose mission was to foster the love of roses in the Charleston Lowcountry area with membership open to anyone interested in roses. We promote the appreciation and growing of roses through rose shows and educational programs.

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s award-winning newsletter, The Charleston Rose, serves as a major educational tool, as well as the voice of the society.

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society sponsors a Charleston Lowcountry Rose Show every year. Rosarians from neighboring states gather to showcase their best roses. The various classes compete for prizes. This is an annual event not to be missed.

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s social functions include pruning clinics, garden tours, a summertime picnic, an Oyster Roast/BBQ, and a December banquet. Our members participate in other Lowcountry functions: garden club shows, the State Fair, and the Coastal Carolina Fair Flower Shows. There are local and district meetings, national ARS Convention and Rose Shows, as well as National Miniature and Miniflora Rose Shows across the states to enjoy and to meet new friends.




We invite everyone interested in roses and the society to attend the regular meetings of the Society.

PLACE: James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412

TIME: Social Hour – 3:00 p.m.; Meeting – 3:30 p.m.



January 2018 – No meeting

Feb. 4, 2018 – CLRS Meeting

Mar. 4, 2018 – CLRS Meeting

Apr. 1, 2018 (Easter) – No meeting

May 1-31, 2018 – Rose Display at Johns Island Public Library, Johns Island, SC

May 4-6, 2018 – ARS National All Mni/Miniflora Conference & Rose Show, Jacksonville, FL

May 6, 2018 – CLRS Meeting

May 27, 2018 – Annual Picnic and Auction

Oct. 7, 2018 – Rose Show

Oct. 26-29, 2018 – ARS Fall National Rose Show and Convention, San Diego, CA

Nov. 4, 2018 – CLRS Meeting

Dec. 2, 2018 – Christmas Party


OFFICERS FOR 2017-2018:

President: Kathy Woolsey

Vice President: Mervyn Gibson

Secretary: Bob Lundberg

Treasurer: William Prioleau

Board of Director: Carol Beck


ARS Consulting Rosarians:

Our Consulting Rosarians are available to assist you with your rose questions. CRs marked with an asterisk (*) are Master Rosarians.

Pat Hibbard *

Jim Lancaster, Ph. D.

Rosalinda Morgan *

Bob & Sandy Lundberg *

Mary Beth Martin- Petrovick

William Prioleau, M.D.

Claude Thomas, Ph. D.




Renew your membership now for 2018. Annual dues are $15 for a single membership; $20 for dual membership and includes award-winning newsletters to keep you up-to-date with rose culture, meeting programs, speakers, special events, Carolina District and ARS National Conventions, workshops, and rose shows. Add $5 for postal delivery.


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So that we can keep our member information current and accurate, please complete this form and return it along with your check payable to Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society (CLRS) to: William Prioleau, 109 Middle St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.