About the World Peace Rose Garden Sites Around the World

California State Capitol – Sacramento

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia

The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy, Europe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_San_Francesco_d'Assisi

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico

The Lake Shrine Gandhi Memorial, Pacific Palisades, California, USA
The rose garden is located in the Court of Religions.

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Event Partners & Supporters


California Department of Veteran Affairs
Their mission is to confer and administer the benefits provided by a grateful State of California to its deserving veterans and their dependents.
National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs

Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento
The mission of the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento is to promote respect for all faiths and religious human rights for all, to encourage faiths working together for better understanding and acceptance of all faiths and their people, to encourage a cohesive hand of all faiths in social services, to implement programs for the basic needs in the community, to help protect religious freedom as an element of human rights for all. The interfaith community is a regular participant in State Capitol Park events.

Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation (JSSCC)
The mission of the Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation is to foster mutual understanding, cultural awareness, and friendship between the people of Sacramento, California, USA and Jinan, Shandong Province, China

National Park Service
The NPS sponsors the annual Anniversary Celebration at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Youth from local schools participate in Inspirational Messages of Peace Contest and winning messages are unveiled in the garden and read by the winning student.

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, JGI is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Giant peaces doves, inspired by the JGI website, have been a part of many IWPRG events. Members of the JGI Roots & Shoots program have participated in IWPRG International Day of Peace activities.

Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims (SALAM)
SALAM’s mission is to practice and promote Islam by providing religious, educational and recreational facilities and services for members of the public. The emergence of an American-Muslim identity is its prime goal.

The Vietnam Experience
This website shares the emotional and spiritual experiences of the Vietnam War through poetry, stories and photos by combat veterans. The site is hosted by Vietnam Veteran Bill McDonald, a favorite speaker at State Capitol World Peace Rose Garden events.

United Nations Associationof the United States of America (UNA-USA) Sacramento Chapter
The UNA- Sacramento Chapter is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.

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Major California Capitol Park Partner


Otto Construction

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Organizations Working for a Better World


Children’s Defense Fund
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Civic Light Projects
The non-profit organization is committed to cultivating economic, educational and cultural prosperity in its community.

Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden the environmental movement worldwide and to educate and mobilize people, governments, and corporations to take responsibility for a clean and healthy environment.

International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of Peace on a shared date. The designated date is September 21 st annually.

International Foundation for Education and Self-Help
This nonprofit, charitable organization, under the vision and leadership of the late Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, works to reduce hunger and poverty, empower the local community by raising the standard of literacy, and to foster cultural, social, and economic relations between Americans and Africans, particularly those Americans who are of African decent.

Pathways to Peace
The organization serves as the International Secretariat of the "WE THE PEOPLES" INITIATIVE , a United Nations-designated "Peace Messenger Initiative,” with more than 250 Participating Organizations in all the world's regions.

Peace One Day
The Peace One Day film project began as the vision of British director Jeremy Gilley and launched in 1999. The film documented and inspired the establishment of the United Nations International Day of Peace as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, now fixed in the calendar as 21 September annually.

The Carter Center
The Carter Center is a non-profit, public policy center founded by Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter, is committed to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

The Hunger Site – Click every day!
The site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need; the eradication of world hunger. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the "give free food" button and help feed the hungry. To date, more that 200 million visitors have given more than 300 million cups of staple food.

The League of Women Voters
The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. It is a nonpartisan political organization.

Therapists for Social Responsibility & Therapists for Peace & Justice
They are a group of psychotherapists whose vision is to create connection and community as they work on local and global social actions.

This organization is the leading advocate for children’s rights, active in 155 countries and territories around the world.

Working Assets
Every time a customer uses one of Working Assets' donation-linked services (Long Distance, Wireless and Credit Card), the company donates a portion of the charges to nonprofit groups working to build a world that is more just, humane, and environmentally sustainable.

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Rose Donors for World Peace Rose Gardens


Arena Rose

Edmunds’ Roses

Jackson & Perkins

Star Rose Arena Roses

Weeks Roses

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Rose Care Suppliers and/or Advice  

Bioscape, Inc.

Gardening in Georgia        

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply  

 Rose Mania                           

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Rose Societies


American Rose Society

International Societies
Bexleyheath and District Rose Society - England
Bremen Rose Society - Bremen, Germany
Canadian Rose Society - Canada
Danish Rose Society - Denmark
Finnish Rose Society - Finland
Franklin District Rose Society of New Zealand - Waiuku, New Zealand
National Rose Society of New Zealand - New Zealand
Oyama Rose Society - Japan
Queensland Rose Society - Australia
Rhondda Rose Society - Great Britain
Rose Society of Northern Ireland - No. Ireland
Rose Society of Victoria - Victoria NSW, Australia
Rose Society of Western Australia - W. Australia
Swedish Rose Society - Sweden
Swiss National Rose Society - Switzerland
Teesside Rose Society - Northeast England
The Rose Society of Western Australia
West Midlands Rose Society - West Midlands, England
Western Australia Rose Society
World Federation of Roses

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American Rose Societies in the United States

Greater Montgomery Rose Society - Montgomery AL
Wiregrass Rose Society - Dothan, AL

Alaska Rose Society - Anchorage, AK

Arizona West Valley Rose Society - Glendale, AZ
Mesa East Valley Rose Society - Mesa, AZ
Phoenix Rose Society - Phoenix, AZ
Rose Society of Glendale - Glendale, AZ
Tucson Rose Society - Tucson, AZ

Fort Smith Rose Society - Fort Smith, AR

Butte Rose Society - Chico, CA
California Coastal Rose Society - Oceanside, CA
Contra Costa Rose Society
East Bay Rose Society - Alameda County, CA
East County Rose Society - El Cajon, CA
Gold Country Rose Society - Auburn, CA
Golden Gate Rose Society - San Francisco, CA
Kern County Rose Society - Bakersfield, CA
Los Angeles Rose Society - Los Angeles, CA
Marin Rose Society - Marin County, CA
Monterey Bay Rose Society - Monterey Bay
Motherlode Rose Society - Jackson, CA
Orange County Rose Society - Orange County, CA
Pacific Rose Society - Los Angeles, CA
Redwood Empire Rose Society - Santa Rosa, CA
Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain - Orange County, CA
Sacramento Rose Society - Sacramento, CA
San Diego Rose Society - San Diego, CA
San Francisco Rose Society - San Francisco, CA
San Joaquin Valley Rose Society - Fresno, CA
Santa Barbara Rose Society - Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Clara County Rose Society - Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society - Valencia, CA
Shasta Rose Society - Redding, CA
Sierra Foothills Rose Society - Citrus Heights, CA
Stockton Rose Society - Stockton, CA
Temecula Valley Rose Society - Temecula, CA
Ventura County Rose Society - CA

Boulder Valley Rose Society - Boulder, CO
Denver Rose Society - Denver, CO
Grand Valley Rose Society - Grand Junction, CO

Connecticut Rose Society - Hartford, CT

District of Colombia - DC
Potomac Rose Society - Washington D.C.

Central Florida Heritage Rose Society - Lakeland, FL
Central Florida Rose Society - FL
Gainesville Rose Society - Gainesville, FL
Greater Palm Beach Rose Society - Palm Beach, FL
Jacksonville Rose Society - Jacksonville, FL
Pensacola Rose Society - Pensacola, FL
Pinellas Rose Society - Palm Harbor, FL
Winter Haven Rose Society - Winter Haven, FL

Augusta Rose Society - Augusta, GA
Greater Gwinnett Rose Society - Gwinnett, GA
South Metro Rose Society - Fayetteville, GA
Thomasville Rose Society - Thomasville, GA

Honolulu Rose Society - Honolulu, HI

Idaho Rose Society - Boise, ID


Northeastern Illinois Rose Society - Libertyville, IL

Duneland Rose Society - Merrillville, IN
Evansville Rose Society - Evansville, IN
Indianapolis Rose Society - Indianapolis, IN
Logansport Rose Society - Logansport, IN

Johnson County Rose Society - Johnson County, KS
Wichita Rose Society - Wichita, KS

Lexington Rose Society - Lexington, KY
Louisville Rose Society - Louisville, KY

Acadiana Rose Society - Lafayette, LA

Maine Rose Society - Portland, ME

New England Rose Society - Worcester, MA

Detroit Rose Society - Detroit, Michigan
Grand Valley Rose Society - Grand Rapids, MI
Greater Lansing Rose Society - Lansing, MI
Northeastern Michigan Rose Society - Bay City, MI

Lake Superior Rose Society - Duluth, MN
Twin Cities Rose Club - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Mississippi Gulf Coast Rose Society - Gulfport, MS

Rose Society of Greater St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

Las Vegas Valley Rose Society - Las Vegas, NV

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Rose Society - New Hampshire

New Jersey
Jersey Shore Rose Society - Neptune, NJ

New Mexico
Albuquerque Rose Society - Albuquerque, NM

New York
Long Island Rose Society - NY
Manhattan Rose Society - New York, NY
Syracuse Rose Society - Syracuse, NY

North Carolina
Charlotte Rose Society - Charlotte, NC
Raleigh Rose Society - Raleigh, NC
Wilmington-Cape Fear Rose Society - Wilmington, NC

Cleveland Rose Society - Cleveland, OH
Greater Cincinnati Rose Association - Cincinnati, OH
Greene County Rose Society - Beavercreek, OH

Tulsa Rose Society - Tulsa, OK

Portland Rose Society - Portland, OR

Del-Chester Rose Society - Philadelphia, PA
Greater Harrisburg Rose Society - Harrisburg, PA
Philadelphia Rose Society - Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh Rose Society - Pittsburgh, PA
York Area Rose Society - York County, PA

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Rose Society - Rhode Island

South Carolina
Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society - Charleston, SC

Chattanooga Rose Society - Chattanooga, TN
Dixie Rose Club - Memphis, TN
Holston Rose Society - Knoxville, TN
Memphis Rose Society - Memphis, TN
Nashville Rose Society - Nashville, TN
Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN

Corpus Christi Rose Society - Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas Rose Society - Dallas, TX
Houston Rose Society - Houston, TX
Lakes Area Rose Society - Jasper, TX
San Antonio Rose Society - San Antonio, TX
Tyler Rose Society - Tyler, TX

Utah Rose Society - Salt Lake City, UT

Arlington Rose Foundation - Arlington, VA
Blue Ridge Rose Society - Lynchburg, VA
Richmond Rose Society - Richmond, VA

Kitsap County Rose Society - Port Orchard, WA
Olympia Rose Society - Olympia, WA
Seattle Rose Society - Seattle, WA
Tacoma Rose Society - Tacoma, WA
Tri-City Rose Society - Richland-Pasco-Kennewick, WA

Milwaukee Rose Society - Milwaukee, WI
NEW Rose Society - Green Bay, WI

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Rose Societies in Canada

Calgary Rose Society - Alberta, B.C.
Fraser Pacific Rose Society - Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Peninsular Rose Society - Victoria, BC, Canada
Québec Rose Society - Québec, Canada
Vancouver Rose Society - Vancouver, BC, Canada

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