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California, United States
Robert B. ("Bob") Martin Jr. has been growing roses for more than 40 years. He and his wife Dona live in Escondido, California, where they have a rose garden of more than 500 roses of all types. He is an ARS Master Rosarian, an Accredited Horticultural Judge and an Accredited Arrangements Judge.
In 2018, Bob was installed as the 56th President of the American Rose Society, in which role he will serve for three years. Previously, he served as Vice President of the American Rose Society for a three year term.
Bob has previously served for many years as the Chairman of the American Rose Society Horticultural Exhibitor's Committee, and Editor of the American Rose Society quarterly publication. Rose Exhibitors' Forum. He maintains a website covering U.S. rose shows at www.roseshow,com as well as a facebook site for Rose Exhibitors' Forum. Bob has also been an Editor of Horizon Roses for 23 years and the National Editor for 13 years. He is the author of the book "Showing Good Roses" and was honored for his lifetime contribution to rose education as a 2009 recipient of the ARS Klima Medal.
Bob is an active rose exhibitor at all levels and the 2007 recipient of the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in rose exhibiting. During his 30 year exhibiting career, he has shown roses in more than 220 shows, winning more than 1,400 trophies in every exhibiting class, including 13 national trophies. Bob has also judged an additional 84 shows and is a frequent lecturer at judging schools through out the country.
Bob is also a hybridizer with 15 registered varieties, including the show roses 'Butter Cream', 'Peter Cottontail' and 'Pasadena Star' as well as his the most reviewed rose in Horizon Roses, 'Dona Martin', a sport of the extraordinary exhibition hybrid tea, 'Randy Scott'. His most recent rose is an orange blend shrub ‘Ruth Tiffany’.
Accredited or certified authority, Author, Breeder, Society officer, Society member, Show judge, Show exhibitor
Last visit: Sunday, November 29th