Have pretty roses in bloom or starting to bloom? One could be a winner.

Novice and expert rose growers are invited to enter the 23rd annual Charleston Rose Show on April 25 in the Heritage Museum at Cypress Gardens. Those who just like to look at pretty flowers are welcome as well.

The show draws people exhibiting hundreds of locally grown roses of every color and form: Modern hybrid teas, old garden roses and many others blooms will be on display.

The show features 30-plus exhibition categories, including Noisette roses, shrub roses, hybrid teas and miniature roses.

Cypress Gardens itself is home to more than 150 roses and the Heritage Garden has a collection of antique roses that should be in full bloom during the show.

New this year is a Rose Photography contest by the society members. Having membership in a rose society is not required to participate. Specimens entered must have been grown by the exhibitor in his or her own outdoor garden. Only one person or team per garden will be allowed to enter.

Entries will be accepted 6-10 a.m. with judging set to begin at 10:15 a.m. The show will be open to the public 1-5 p.m.

Rules, judges and guidelines for judging, as well as show updates, can be found on the society’s website at www.charlestonrose.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonRose.

The show is free with regular paid admission to Cypress Gardens: $10 adults, $9 seniors and $5 children.

Group rate is $8. Call Loretta at (843) 553-0515 for group reservations.

Teresa Taylor