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About Us


Founding Members

Mrs. J. G. Ausman, Jr.                           Otto Krupka

F. Curtis Black                                         Glynn LePhiew

Mrs. F. Curtis Black                                O. G. Pierson

Dr. Eugene Brown                                  Mrs. O. G. Pierson

Mrs. Eugene Brown                               Mrs. Shirley Reach

Herbert Caudle                                       Fred. B. Taylor

Mrs. Herbert Caudle                              Mrs. Fred B. Taylor

J. F. Hemphill                                         Mrs. Imogene Watkins

Mrs. J. F. Hemphill                               Kenneth D. Wyant

W. T. Hobbs                                            Mrs. Kenneth D. Wyant
Mrs. Laura B. Kauffman

The Fort Worth Rose Society was founded in 1961 by Mr. and  Mrs. O.G. Pierson and a local group of people who shared a love for roses. The Society grew over the years to become the premier rose society in North Texas. The Fort Worth Rose Society is an affiliate of the American Rose Society.

The Fort Worth Rose Society holds annual Rose Competitions every May at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  We currently have six Master and Consulting Rosarians that are part of the Society and available to answer all of your questions about grown roses in your own garden.

Our Mission
  • To encourage an interest in roses and their cultivation.

  • ​To spread the love of roses whenever and wherever possible.

  • To be affiliated with the American Rose Society

2024 Officers & Committee Chairs


Leslie Garvis

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Kristin Stenbing

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Michael Braun


Jimmy Sanford

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Herschel Fortner 


Annette Steiner

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Larry Wiley



Jeff Myers


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