The Central Arkansas Rose Society (CARS) announces the 45th Annual Rose Show Saturday, Oct. 12, 1:30-4 p.m. Site of the show is the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center, 110 S. Amity Rd. in Conway. CARS, originally known as the Greater Little Rock Rose Society, was organized in 1968, and is affiliated with the American Rose Society. Each year, CARS dedicates the annual show to a deserving individual or group. The 2013 show is honoring the Faulkner County Master Gardeners (FCMG).

The local Master Gardener organization "has shown great leadership and foresight in developing the Legacy Gardens, a one-acre horticultural experience which incorporates the Legacy Rose Garden," according to a recent CARS publication. The Legacy Rose Garden was developed through a partnership between the FCMG and CARS.

Visitors to the show will see hundreds of the region’s most beautiful rose specimens on display - in varied colors, types and fragrances. Roses will be shown as individual blooms, in bouquets or sprays and all varieties - hybrid teas, old garden roses (OGR’s), floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures, minifloras, etc. The newest and most exciting roses available will be on display with the specimens grown by passionate rosarians from Arkansas and surrounding states. A highly qualified team of judges will critique the blooms and name winners in various categories.

Anyone who grows roses may bring their blooms to exhibit in the show. Judging will take place prior to the opening of the show with monetary trophies awarded to the winning exhibitors. A society member will be on hand Saturday morning until 9:30 a.m. to assist with entering the blooms into the competition.

Admission is free and a limited supply of complimentary rose blooms will be offered to attendees.

Anyone interested in more information or in joining CARS may contact Don and Paula Adlong, 501-329-6996, or email or visit the CARS website at