Welcome to the website of the Texas Rose Rustlers. You have come to the right place if you are interested in old garden roses.
The present day Texas Rose Rustlers have changed some with the years, but still have the same purpose of joining together to share and gain knowledge of the old garden roses that our predecessors rustled from cemeteriesand deserted homesteads. Our actual rustles have changed into "cutting exchanges" as our numbers are too large for the old fashioned rustles. We do encourage others to rustle in smaller groups following the rustling etiquette.
We have three basic meetings: a Spring Meeting, a Summer Meeting (always at Mercer Arboretum), and a Fall Meeting. Either the Spring or Fall Meetings (or both) usually involve a full weekend of activities revolving around roses or gardening and are in various locationsaround the state.
You will find us still a welcoming, friendly group that strives to keep the love of old garden roses and the new roses that behave as old garden roses fervently alive. The friendships we have formed around our common love of these roses last a lifetime.
Enjoy the site and contact us at TheTexasRoseRustlers@texasroserustlers.com.
We would like to invite you to the Texas Rose Rustlers’ Spring Symposium on May 16th, starting at 9:30am. This is a free event offered every spring to both members and non-members. This year, the symposium will be hosted by Nature’s Way Resources, a soil/mulch yard and well-stocked nursery that carries plants that will survive our challenging Gulf Coast climate. Hamburger/veggie burgers will be available, as well as potluck sides brought by the Rustlers and friends. Come learn about the best soils, mulches, antique roses, food plant varieties, etc. for the Houston area. Everyone attending will receive a free ticket for our popular rose & companion plant lotto for a chance at a free plant.
This year we would like to extend a special invitation to new homeowners as well! If you have been in your home for five years or less, we will put your name in special lotto drawings for gift
certificates, extra free plants, and gardening supplies. For more detailed information, plus the day’s itinerary, please click