Humboldt Rose Society

Humboldt Rose Society is an active affiliate of the American Rose Society (ARS) and the Northern California Nevada Hawaii District (NCNH)  of the ARS.

Welcome to the Humboldt Rose Society

Clustered in the shadows of magnificent redwoods along California's northern coast, Humboldt County has often been called one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Here, within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean roses bloom and foliage thrives under the thumbs of some of the region's most dedicated and ingenious gardeners.

In our moist climate, there are many challenges facing the rosarian. The Humboldt Rose Society is here to help and to celebrate the many successes that make our land so beautiful. We are a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Rose Society to promote interest in all aspects of rose horticulture through rose shows, educational programs, garden tours and other rose related projects. Whether you are a beginning rose grower or a veteran of the horticultural wars, the Humboldt Rose Society has something for you.


Humboldt Rose Society holds a number of events every year.  We meet on the second Thursday of each month (except January, February and June) at 7:00 pm at the Christ Episcopal Church, 625 15th St, Eureka - but check the Schedule page to make sure we will be there.  HRS also holds multiple local events for members and the rose loving public.

You can find our meeting, pruning and event schedules by going to the Schedules page under the More tab in the menu.


The Humboldt Rose Society was created due to the efforts of dedicated rose growers - initially led by Rose Kellogg.  Rose spread the love of roses with a missionary zeal .  Her rose garden was an inspiration to new members, and she loved to share her roses with everyone. Rose passed away in September 2001 at the age of 92.  

Our charter members, Christine Kemp, Alan Etherington, Lida Coyle, Betty Teasley, and Rose Kellogg, all played a large part over the years in our Society.   

Papers of Incorporation were dated November 4, 1984, with Joseph Olson, President, and Lida Coyle, Secretary. 

The current home of the Humboldt Rose Society is in the Christ Episcopal Church at 15th and H Streets in Eureka. Meetings are held in the church parish room and parking is available on the 14th Street side. The society meets on the second Thursday of the month throughout the year. 

HRS Bylaws and ARS Charter