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California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) presents the 24th Annual Auction of Rare and Unusual Roses on Saturday, April 13, 2024 and Sunday, April 14, 2024, in the Banquet Room at the El Corazon Oceanside Senior Center, 3306 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054.

To view the rare and unusual roses in both the Silent and Live Auctions, go to the above navigation bar. Each rose is linked to HelpMeFind.com, where one can find pictures and detailed information about the rose.

Online Auction

Online bidding for the Silent and Live Auctions opens Saturday, March 1 and closes Friday, April 12 at noon

Silent Auction

Roses for the Silent Auction will be on display Saturday, April 13 at noon until the Silent Auction closes at noon on Sunday, April 14. Participants will each be given a bidder number and a list of the varieties in both the Silent and Live Auctions. There will be CCRS Rosarians available to answer any questions.

Live Auction

Begins promptly at 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 14 and ends at 3:00 pm. The roses will be on display from noon on Saturday until 4 pm and from 9 am to noon on Sunday, April 14.

No roses will be released or picked up until the end of the Live Auction at 3:00 pm.


Doors open at noon and close at 5 pm

Silent Auction Begins

Presentation Program: The Presentation Program begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday. We are honored to have the following distinguished guest speakers who EACH have the distinction of curating separate, extraordinary, large world-renowned collections of rare and unusual roses in California.

1:00: Jill Perry, Curator of the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, will start the program with "Roses of Belgium";

2:00: Anita Clevenger, Former Curator of the Sacramento City Cemetery Historic Rose Garden and Master Gardener will talk about "Anne Bevolich's Collection of Rambler Roses";

3:00: Gregg Lowery, world renowned rosarian and Curator, Historic Rose Collection, Friends of Vintage Roses, Sebastopol, CA. The preservation of historic rose cultivars and wild roses is his principal interest, passion and cause. He will speak about the "Great Gardens of Germany".

Speakers and Friends Dinner

5:30 pm: Green Dragon Tavern, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad. It is conveniently located a few blocks east of the 5 freeway at the Palomar Airport Road exit. Separate checks will be available and dining is limited to 24 people on a first come, first served basis. Please text Dwyn Robbie, (858) 663-5536 or Becky Yianilos at (760) 822-8812, no later than April 9th, if you wish to attend.

SUNDAY April 14

Doors open at 9 am and close at 4 pm

Silent Auction continues and closes at noon

Lunch Break

Live Auction begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 3:00 pm

Lunch on Sunday is available at the various restaurants in the nearby Ocean Ranch Plaza, 3605 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside.

Auction Venue

The auction will be held in the Banquet Room at the El Corazon Oceanside Senior Center, 3306 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside, CA, 92054 The Event Center is attached to the William A Wagner Aquatic Center and the El Corazon Senior Center.

A whole new metropolis has sprung up around the Senior Center since last year's Auction. It is surrounded by new housing and lots of new construction. For now, Senior Center Drive is CLOSED for improvements.

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Hotel accommodations are available at the nearby Courtyard Marriott Oceanside, 3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside, CA, 92056.

The group discount for a king size bed is $189 + taxes/fees per night and a room with 2 queen size beds is $ 219 + taxes/fees. Check-in is Friday, April 12 at 3:00 pm & check-out is Sunday, April,14 at noon. The cut off date to take advantage of the group rate is March 12.

Stays may be extended on either side of the weekend at the same group rate if rooms are available. If not, they may be a little higher for the extra nights. Reservations can be made online or by phone using the Group Code: CCR.

Group Code: CCRS

Local reservations: (760) 966-1000

National reservations: (877) 622-2981

Online Reservations: click here

Host Your Own Auction

If you would like to host your own auction, CCRS has created a document explaining how to do so. This document is available here .

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 2022 auction, click here .