Consulting Rosarians

Consulting Rosarians

Questions about growing roses in Alabama, Florida, or Georgia?  Contact a CONSULTING ROSARIAN (CR) who lives near you.  Search the lists below or contact the nearest rose society [insert link to DSD local societies list].  Many of these societies have websites with valuable local rose information and contacts.

What is a Consulting Rosarian? A CR is a rose-grower specially trained and certified by the American Rose Society to provide free advice on growing roses.

How can I contact a Consulting Rosarian?  The lists linked below have the names and contact information for all the 100+ active Consulting Rosarians in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.  Feel free to contact any of them.

Qualifications:  To become a CR, a person must have grown many 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.  Contact Wayne Myers, The Deep South District CR Chair if you are interested in becoming a CR.

CRs Pledge to serve the American Rose Society and its local societies by finding new members and providing rose-growing advice free-of-charge to all people interested in roses.

Deep South District Chair of Consulting Rosarians:  Wayne Myers,

List of DSD Consulting Rosarians:

DEEP SOUTH DIST CRs at 10-28-15 – Sorted by City&State


You can  download your CR Annual Report Form and other Consulting Rosarian Forms below. If you have a recent version of Adobe Reader, you can use the typewriter tool to fill out the form, save it and email it to the CR Coordinator.


  CR Candidate Form

CR Candidate Letter Of RecommendationForm

CR Emeritus Request Form


Consulting Rosarian Manual



What?   Consulting Rosarian School
Sponsored by the Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Thomasville Rose SocietiesWhere?  Jubilee CottageGoodwood Plantation Museum & Gardens1600 Miccosukee RdTallahassee, FL 32308Free entrance, free parking, complimentary lunch.When?   Saturday, June 17, 2017,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For new CR Nominees, test immediately after class or after a lunch break whichever you wish.
You must score at least 75%.  It is an Open Book ExamWho?   1. Current CRs who need a refresher school (mandatory every four years), 2. American Rose Society members for three years that would like to become CRs (detailed requirements below), 3. Anyone who wants to learn more about growing roses!
Free for active CRs and non-CRs who do not take the test.
$10 for New CR Nominees. Check payable to DSD.
Registration Deadline?  May 18, 2017.Questions, Contact:
Mary Maud Sharpe, Tallahassee Rose Society, wjmmsharpe@aol.comGlenn Schulman, Pensacola Rose Society, glenn.schulman@att.netWayne Myers – Deep South District Consulting Rosarian Chair,, 904-708-9674

Registration Form for June CR Class

CR School Registration form 2017