Bob and Dona Martin in their Escondido Rose Garden
The California Coastal Rose Society is delighted to invite all rose lovers to attend the 22nd Annual Save the Roses! Auction. We are excited to announce that our annual Nov auction has moved to Spring and will be held in conjunction with the annual Rose Show of the San Diego Rose Society. We are also proud to announce that the auction will feature some roses from the garden of the late and former president of the American Rose Society, Bob Martin. Bob was an ardent supporter and participator of the CCRS auction and we are sure that many rosarians will want the memory that one of his roses will bring. An asterisk (*) after a rose name indicates that it came directly from Bob's garden. As always, plants from our own collection will be supplemented by the generous donations made by so many auction supporters from all across the country and again this year from around the world! Many of the roses offered this year are not available anywhere else in the country.

Once more, this year the California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) will limit the offerings to one-gallon size plants to facilitate shipping around the country. But attendees, may have the opportunity to pick up larger sizes of roses that are not offered online.

Early bidding for the in-person silent auction will begin between 3pm and 5pm on April 30. Online bidding begins April 11 and each rose in the list will show the current bid, similar to an eBay-type auction. CCRS cannot post bids as quickly as eBay. But the bids will be updated once or twice per day. You must bid in at least $1 increments to surpass the current bid. If you have given CCRS a maximum bid, we will post in dollar increments until your max is reached. Online bidding will end Friday April 29 at 1pm. Winners will be notified the following week and payment can be made by check or credit card. Plants can be shipped in April or May.

The procedures for online bidding is as following:

The SILENT AUCTION begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 12:30 PM on Sunday May 1

The LIVE AUCTION begins at 2:00 PM on Sunday May 1

Auction Venue

The Auction will be held at the 'Ronald Reagan Community Center' in El Cajon. The center is located at 195 E Douglas Ave, El Cajon, CA.

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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 2009 auction, click here .