80th Annual Royal Rosarian Rose Garden Contest

A Royal Rosarian Foundation and Portland Rose Festival sanctioned event

Key Dates:

  • May 25, 2018 — Completed Applications must be postmarked no later than this date.
  • June 2, 2018 — On-site judging, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
  • TBD — Awards Ceremony, beginning at 6:30pm.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all rose growers within 20 miles of the Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon, as verified by electronic mapping system.  No garden club membership is required to enter the contest.

In 1938, the Royal Rosarian Rose Garden Contest was established as the first sponsored, citywide event to honor the rose, the “Queen of flowers.”   The contest was so popular that it immediately became an annual event.  The Royal Rosarians are committed to continually improving the contest to showcase the best amateur rose gardens and commercial plantings in Portland, the City of Roses.  The contest promotes greater appreciation of growing roses, honoring those citizens who help beautify Portland through their rose growing efforts and upholds the signature Royal Rosarian slogan “For You A Rose In Portland Grows!”   The Royal Rosarians encourage all rose growers in the Portland Metropolitan Area to enter this contest.

Contributions in support of the Rose Garden Contest may be made to the Royal Rosarian Foundation at
Royal Rosarian Foundation
PO Box 8956
Portland, OR 97207-8956


2018 Rose Garden Contest Application


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