San Fernando Valley Rose Society


The SFVRS meets on the second Saturday of the month at the Robert M. Wilkinson MPC, 10 am to noon. The Wilkinson Multipurpose Center is at 8956 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, CA 91324. [Map]

Guests can attend free before deciding to join. Let the greeter know you are a guest.


Note: Meeting dates, topics, and speakers are subject to change. Check this space for updates.

January, 2018 – Rose pruning, sites to be announced.

February 10, 2018 – Malcolm Shrimplin, President of the North American Clivia Society –  Photos

March 10, 2018 – Hetty Shertleff will demonstrate rose/flower arranging

April 14, 2018 – Second Annual Rose Exhibition with guest speakers:
** Judy Polinsky, author of “A Rose by Any Other Name” an Eighteenth Century dessert recipe cookbook. Judy’s recipes are flavored using rose water.
** David Bassani, speaking about “The Art of Roses.” David is a landscaper, horticulture judge, and the President of the Beverly Hills Rose Society.
** Robin Ghernezi, owner of LSG Honey, will speak about bees, and making honey and honey products. Robin has a small bee keeping and honey business,, at his home in Sherman Oaks.


May – Andy Lopez, “The Invisible Gardener,” will speak about Organic Gardening. Andy is the author of several books and has a radio talk show.

June – Burling Leong, Burling is the owner of Burlington Rose Nursery in Visalia, CA. Burling worked with Ralph Moore for several years and is now the owner and propagator for her own rose house. Burling will demonstrate chip budding a style of propagating.

July & August – no meetings

September – guest speaker Christian Bedard, distinguished hybridizer for Weeks Roses. Christian will update us on what is new with Weeks and the rose world.

October – Annual Rose Auction & Potluck, Our society will auction off roses (some rare roses) and sell plants. Our Silent Auction will include: books, tools, vases, and all types of garden-related items.

November – guest speaker Tom Perkins, representative for Flexrake. Tom will speak about soil amendment and bring Flex Rake tools.

December – Society Holiday Party.


Additional Activities