The membership of California Coastal Rose Society extends a warm welcome to you! The CCRS 16th Annual Rare and Unusual Rose Plant Auction will take place on Friday evening November 11th, Saturday November 12th and Sunday November 13th in Oceanside, CA 92056 at the 'QLN Conference Center' (located at 1938 Avenida del Oro). We will offer between 275 and 300 plants, the majority of which are rare, unusual, not yet in commerce or no longer in commerce.
The event kicks off with a 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Friday night Mixer open to everybody. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and chat with others interested in preserving rose genetics by saving rare plants.
The Friday Mixer will be followed by a 1:30 PM-6:30 PM Saturday afternoon Power-Point illustrated discussion of plants offered in the SILENT BID portion of the Auction (free refreshments provided).
The actual Auction is held on Sunday. Additional Bidders will join us in the morning. All will have time to examine the plants more closely, discuss them with friends and other local experts who can offer more personally directed advice on them. The SILENT AUCTION will start at 10:00 AM end at noon. The LIVE AUCTION will start at 1:30 PM and end at 3:30 PM. John Bagnasco, the driving force behind our campaign to SAVE THE ROSES and the Auction, will have a Power-Point presentation of the 40-45 plants in the LIVE Auction. These plants are the most rare and unusual of the lot. Same rules apply: the Bidders may offer questions or comments on the plants as they are offered. Frequently the Hybridizer is present to do so as well.
Payment is by credit card, check or cash at time of checkout.
On rare occasions, some of the plants offered on the list may not be available at the Auction due to circumstances beyond our control. More frequently, we add exciting offerings in the weeks just before the Auction so do check the list more than once.
The Auction has attracted out of the area and out of state participants who may require lodgings. These are available at the resort where we are holding the Auction. By personal reports of past participants, the rooms are judged to be clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Immediately across the street is a large outlet discount shopping mall and the beach is less than a mile to the west. Multiple reasonably priced local restaurants are within easy walking distance of the resort. For the really adventurous who might wish to bring adult children and grandchildren Legoland is about a mile away. There is much to do in North County San Diego if you have a few days to spend here. Particulars regarding the accommodations are presented below.
CCRS has many individuals and organizations to thank for providing specimens to the Auction. Many Rosarians have provided cuttings and plant materials from commercial nurseries, public gardens and special collections not otherwise available to the general public. We would like to thank the following individuals that have provided plant material crucial to the effort for saving the roses in this year's auction: John Bagnasco, Richard Anthony and Brenna Bosch, Weeks Roses, Jane and Jim Delahanty, Jane Diliberto, Star Roses, Linda Goldstein (Descanso Gardens), Ben Hanna (Heirloom Roses), Janet Inada (Rogue Valley Roses), Diana and Walt Kilmer, Burling Leong (Burlington Rose Nursery), Ping Lim (Roses by Ping), Dave Bang, Dona and Bob Martin, Sharon McColgan, Brett Miller, Cliff Orent, Jill Perry (San Jose Heritage Rose Garden), Dwyn Robbie, Robert Rippetoe, Linda and Joel Ross, Steve Singer (Wisconsin Roses), Gloria Leinbach, Sue and Dick Streeper, Kathy Strong, Dan Tyson and Dianne Wiley. We thank each and every one of you for your help in saving the roses!
The Auction will be held at the 'QLN Conference Center.' The center is located at 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA.
For those wishing to stay overnight in the area, we have arranged a special rate of $99 + tax & fees per night for stays between 8-15 November 2016 at the 'Carlsbad by the Sea Resort.' The resort is located at 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011.
To get this rate, call (760) 438-7880 by October 11th and ask for 'Rose Society 2016.'
Carlsbad by the Sea is located ~5 miles from the Auction location via freeways. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please send us questions via the "Contact Us" form.
If you think you have one or more rare and/or unusual roses and would like to donate cuttings for future auctions, please click here .
To view a video of the 2009 auction, click here .