The basic rose lecture is a powerpoint presentation with beautiful slides and photos. It covers rose history, classification, the year in the rose garden from spring pruning to winter protection and finally a photo gallery of some of Irwin's rose garden. Other more advanced lectures include Rose Garden Design, Climbing Roses, and Rose Garden Rooms.

For scheduling and fees, call 508-362-9296 (please leave a message if we're unavailable) or email us at theroseman@operamail.com.

Click here to go view some comments given about past lectures.

2017 Lectures

3/7/16
Holliston Garden Club - 7:30PM, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Central Street, Holliston, MA

3/23/17
The NE Unit of the Herb Society of America - 9:30AM, Putnam Building, Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

Past lectures

2016 Lectures

3/16/16
Boston Flower Show - 5:30PM, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

4/2/16
Yankee District Convention - Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center, Newport, RI

8/20/16
Marshfield Fair - 4:00PM, Marshfield, MA
2015

3/15/15
Boston Flower Show - 3:30PM, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

4/21/15
Carlton-Willard Village Garden Club - 2PM, 100 Old Billerica Road, Bedford, MA

4/25/15
Boston Public Library, North End Branch - 12PM, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA

5/5/15
Friends of Oak Point Gardens - 6PM, Oak Points Homes Ballroom, 200 Oak Points Drive, Middleborough, MA

6/13/15
Snow’s Home and Garden - 10AM, 22 Main Street, Orleans, MA

2014

1/15/14
Kalmia Garden Club - 7:30PM, North Hill, Needham, MA

2/13/14
Thursday Garden Club - 10AM, Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA

3/2/14
Ct. Rose Society - 2:30PM, Pond House, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, CT

3/10/14
Wellesley Garden Club - 12PM, Wellesley Community Center, Wellesley, MA

3/12/14
Wellesley Gardeners’ Guild - 10AM, Wellesley Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

4/8/14
North Andover Garden Club - 7PM, St. Michael’s Church, N. Andover, MA

4/14/14
Milford Garden Club - 10:30AM, First Congregational Parish House, 10 Union Street, Milford, N.H.

4/22/14
Littleton Country Gardeners - 10:45AM, N.E. Forestry Foundation, 32 Foster Street, Littleton, MA

10/13/14
Thursday Garden Club - 10:00AM, Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA

2013

2/13/13
Lexington Field & Garden Club - 9:30AM, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA

2/26/13
North Shore Horticultural Society - 7:30PM, American Legion Hall, 12 Church Street, Manchester, MA

5/1/13
Powisset Garden Club - 10:00AM, 18 Ben Arthur Way, Dover, MA

5/8/13
Evening Garden Club of West Roxbury - 6:30PM, Elks Lodge, 1 Morrell Street, West Roxbury, MA

5/21/13
Friendly Garden Club of Beverly - 7:00PM, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

6/14/13
Heritage Museums & Gardens - 2:00PM, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

6/18/13
Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club - 1:00PM, Old Mill, West Tisbury, MA

7/10/13
Duxbury Garden Club - 10:00AM, King Caesar House Barn, Duxbury, MA

10/7/13
Lincoln Garden Club - 10:00AM, Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

12/11/13
Wellesley Garden Study Group - 10:00AM, Wellesley Community Center

2012

1/12/12
Norwell Garden Club - 10:00AM, Norwell Public Library, 64 South Street

1/24/12
Community Garden Club of Cohasset - 10:00AM, Bancroft Hall, Lightkeepers Cottage, Lightkeepers Lane

2/14/12
Community Garden Club of Duxbury - 10:00AM, Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington Street

2/29/12
Chatham Community Center - 10:00AM, 702 Main Street

3/19/12
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts - 10:00AM, Espousal Retreat House, Waltham

3/20/12
Mattakeesett Garden Club - 7:00PM, Pembroke Public Library, 142 Center Street

4/3/12
Chelmsford Garden Club - 1:00PM, All Saints Episcopal Church Hall, 10 Bellerica Road

4/9/12
Canton Garden Club - 9:30AM, United Church of Christ, 1541 Washington Street

4/12/12
Salem Garden Club - 7:30PM, St Thomas Parish Center, 1 Margin St., Peabody

4/17/12
Waltham Garden Club - 7:30PM, American Legion Hall, 215 Waverly Oaks Road

5/1/12
Groton Garden Club - 10:00AM, Groton Country Club, 94 Lovers Lane

5/1/12
Walnut Hill Garden Club - 8:00PM, Phoenix Masonic Lodge, Broadway St., Hanover

6/7/12
Mass Horticultural Society - 6:30PM, Elm Bank, 900 Washington St., Wellesley

7/18/12
North Shore Garden Club - 10:00AM, St. Johns Church, Beverly Farms

9/10/12
Swampscott Garden Club - 10:00AM, Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead

11/6/12
Hollis Garden Club - 10:15AM, Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Street, Hollis, N.H.

2011

1/20/11
Sterling Garden Club - 10:15AM, First Church, 4 Meetinghouse Road

1/26/11
Mass Master Gardener Association - 10:00AM, Elm Bank Horticulture Center, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley

2/16/11
Evening Garden Club of Plymouth - 7:00PM, Loring Library, 386 Court Street

2/17/11
Natick Garden Club - 7:00PM, First Baptist Church, 13 Common Street

2/28/11
Bridgewater Garden Club - 7:00PM, Senior Center, Wally Krueger Way

3/2/11
Houghs Neck Garden Club - 7:30PM, MWRA Community Room

3/12/11
Weymouth Garden Club - 10:00AM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 241 Broad Street

3/18/11
Boxford Village Garden Club - 10:00AM, Town Hall, 7 Spofford Road

3/28/11
Danvers Garden Club - 8:00PM, Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliot Street

4/5/11
Oak Point Garden Club - 7:30PM, Oak Point, Middleboro

4/9/11
Snow’s Home & Garden - 11:00AM, 22 Main Street, Orleans

4/13/11
Hanson Garden Club - 7:00PM, First Congregational Church, 639 High Street

4/26/11
Lakeville Garden Club - 7:00PM, Senior Center, Precinct Street

5/10/11
Great Island Gardeners - 7:00PM, Overlook Clubhouse, 149 Great Island Road, Plymouth

5/12/11
Amateur Gardeners of Milton - 10:00AM, Burke Residence, 245 Highland Street

5/19/11
Wollaston Garden Club - 6:45PM, Congregational Church, 48 Winthrop Avenue

5/25/11
Snow’s Home & Garden - 11:00AM, 22 Main Street, Orleans

6/6/11
Carlisle Garden Club - 7:00PM

6/11/11
Snow’s Home & Garden - 11:00AM, 22 Main Street, Orleans

9/21/11
Garden Club of Hingham - 9:15AM, Hingham Public Library 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham

2010

1/13/10
Cape Cod Community College Academy for Lifelong Learning - 9:00AM

2/13/10
The Kingston Garden Club - 10:00AM, Faunce School

3/8/10
The Seaside Gardeners of Marshfield - 10:00AM, North Community Church Parish Hall

3/10/10
The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough - 7:00PM, Sgt. Charles J. Jaworel Elementary School

3/11/10
The Wareham Garden Club - 1:00PM, First Congrgational Church Fellowship Hall

3/15/10
The Abington Garden Club - 1:00PM, United Church of Christ

4/10/10
Snow’s Home & Garden - 10:00AM

6/4/10
Heritage Museums and Gardens - 11:00AM

7/22/10
Bass River Farmer's Market (307 Old Main Street, Bass River) - 11:00AM

2009

2/11/09
The Plymouth Garden Club - 1:00PM, Chiltonville Church

2/14/09
The Rhode Island Rose Society - 10:00AM, Roger Williams Park

3/4/09
The Garden Club of Brewster - 11:00AM, Our Lady of The Cape Parish Hall

4/1/09
Rockland Country Garden Club - 7:00PM, Rockland Memorial Library

4/7/09
Marion Garden Discussion Group - 10:00AM, Handy’s Tavern

4/14/09
Plympton Garden Club

4/15/09
The Northern District of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts - 10:00AM, Tewksbury country Club

4/17/09
North Falmouth Village Association - 7:15PM, North Falmouth Congregational Church

4/21/09
Chatham Garden Club - 1:20PM, Chatham Community Center

2008

2/9/08
The Maine Rose Society

2/14/08
Andover Garden Club - 11:00AM

2/26/08
The Garden Club of Yarmouth - 10:00AM, Firehouse Community Room, Yarmouth Port

3/2/08
CT Rose Society - 2:30PM, Pond House in Elizabeth Park, Hartford

3/5/08
Mashpee Garden Club

3/10/08
Bourne Garden Club - 1:15PM, Bourne United Methodist Church

3/19/08
Wellfleet Garden Club - 10:00AM, Wellfleet Public Library

4/1/08
West Dennis Garden Club - 1:20PM, West Dennis Graded School House

4/7/08
Cape Cod Museum of Art - 1:00PM

4/8/08
Lady of The Cape Lady’s Guild

5/5/08
Falmouth Garden Club

2007

2/26/07
Cape Cod Master Gardeners

3/7/07
Village Garden Club of Dennis

3/8/07
Cape Cod Horticultural Society

3/14/07
Lady Slippers

3/17/07
Yankee District Convention, Newport, RI

3/24/07, 3/25/07
Hyannis Rotary Home Show

4/11/07
East Dennis Ladies Aid Society

4/15/07
Sandwich Garden Club

4/26/07
Falmouth Newcomers Dirt Diggers

5/9/07
Nauset Garden Club

6/20/07
The Lower Cape Rose Society Annual Rose Show

9/11/07
Garden Club of Harwich

2006

3/1/06
Dig & Delve Club

3/13/06
Backyard Horticulture Course

3/15/06
South Yarmouth Library

2005

3/05
Backyard Horticulture Course

2001

3/01
Centerville Beautification Committee

10/1
Cape Cod Landscape Association

11/01
Cape Cod Horticultural Society



COMMENTS FROM PAST LECTURES

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The Maine Rose Society - I know our members were enthralled with your presentation, truly. I learned a lot.

Cape Cod Museum of Art - Applause! Applause! Applause! What a delightful program you gave. Your slides were simply gorgeous along with your most interesting and informative talk on roses. What a feat!!

Cape Cod Landscape Association - Your knowledge about roses was overwhelming. Your slide show was educational, informative and interesting. It encouraged me to think about adding roses to my own garden next year.

Academy for lifelong learning - You were a major part of the day’s success. Your easy manner and wealth of knowledge about roses was very much appreciated. The slides were spectacular.

Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod - From the first image to the last, every frame was full of amazing facts.

The Wareham Garden Club - It was wonderful. Talking with other members, I don’t think I was alone

The Chatham Garden Club - Your presentation was fantastic. The visuals were beautifully done. Despite the time, you had the audience of 97 persons spellbound.

The Garden Club of Brewster - Our members were very vocal all afternoon about what a great program you gave us.

The Garden Club of Yarmouth - Your program this week was fabulous. The comments and phone calls were so positive. The presentation was the best we had this year.

The Haverhill garden club - Thank you for the most enjoyable presentation you did for us. The program was so informative and the slides just lovely.

The Kingston Garden Club - Thank you for your very informative slide presentation. It was enjoyed by all.

The Village Garden Club of Dennis - Your material and slides were most helpful to our new members. The rose slides made rose growing a flower to grow, to be desired and easier than was thought.

Centerville Beautification Committee - The many rose lovers in the audience were fascinated by everything you had to say.