The California Coastal Rose Society is delighted to invite all rose lovers to attend the 19th Annual Save the Roses! Auction. The event will take place on Saturday, November 16 through Sunday, November 17 at the QLN Conference Center (located at 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056.)

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a series of power-point presentations by well-known dignitaries of the rose world who are deeply concerned with our efforts to find, multiply and preserve rare and endangered cultivars. Some of these cultivars have already been successfully reintroduced into commerce. The PowerPoint presentations on Saturday provide a unique opportunity for interested purchasers to directly question lecturers about the plants offered or alternatively to offer insights into their own experience with those varieties. The scheduled presenters include:

Each speaker will spend about 45-50 minutes describing plants offered in the SILENT AUCTION. Bids may be placed beginning at noon on Saturday, November 16 and ending noon on Sunday, November 17.

The LIVE AUCTION begins at 1:30 PM on Sunday and traditionally ends by 3:30 PM. Internet bidding is possible and shipping charges are paid by the winning bidders. For those living in inclement weather areas, CCRS members will over-winter your plants at no extra charge if you wish, while awaiting a spring 2020 shipment.

We will also offer "Dinner with the Speakers" at the Green Dragon Tavern on Saturday, November 16 at 5:30 PM. Separate checks will be available and dining is limited to 20 people.

For those requiring room rentals, reduced rates will again be offered at the Carlsbad by the Sea Resort. This property is located about 8 miles from the Auction site via freeways. Those wishing to make alternate room reservations are welcome to do so on their own.

Hope to see you there in November!

Off Site Bidding

Off site bids may be made. Here is a brief explanation of the e-mail bidding process:

Auction Venue

The Auction will be held at the 'QLN Conference Center.' The center is located at 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA.

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The Auction has attracted out of the area and out of state participants who may require lodgings. For those wishing to stay overnight in the area, we have arranged a special rate of $99.00 + tax & fees per night for stays between 14-18 November 2019 at the 'Carlsbad by the Sea Resort.' The resort is located at 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011.

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.

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Room Rate Details

To get this rate, call 1-800-266-7880 by October 16, 2019 and ask for 'CA Coastal Rose Society' or click here to make a reservation online.

Carlsbad by the Sea is located ~10 miles from the Auction location via freeways. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please send us questions via the "Contact Us" form.

Help Us

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 .