Roses from Rotary set Nov. 4-6 in Detroit Lakes

The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club will host its 28th annual Roses from Rotary rose sale this Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 4-6.

Bergens rose sale sign.JPG
Bergen's Greenhouses on Willow Street is advertising the fact that it is one of three chosen venues for the 31st annual Roses from Rotary rose sale. DL Floral and North Shore Gas and Bait are the other locations for this year's sale. The event is a fundraiser for the DL Breakfast Rotary Club, and takes place this year on Nov. 3-5, while supplies last.
Detroit Lakes Tribune File Photo

Though the local season for growing roses is long past, dozens of the blooms, in nearly every shape, size and color imaginable, will be decorating both DL Floral & Gifts and Bergen’s Greenhouses in Detroit Lakes starting Wednesday morning, Nov. 4 and continuing through Friday, Nov. 6.

Those are the two chosen venues to host the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club’s 28th annual Roses from Rotary fundraiser.

While local residents can pre-purchase tickets for the rose sale from any Breakfast Rotarian, about half of all sales come from walk-ins. One advantage of pre-purchasing the tickets, however, is that everyone who has a ticket is guaranteed to get their roses. Otherwise, the sale is strictly first come, first served.

Those who have pre-purchased tickets can bring them into either of the designated locations during scheduled sale hours: Rotary volunteers will be selling the roses on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bergen’s, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at DL Floral in the Washington Square Mall. The sale could possibly continue on Friday morning — but only if there are still roses left.

Though the club typically orders upwards of 650 dozen roses, in colors ranging from the ever-popular red to rarer, harder-to-find hues like lavender and antique white, they often sell out long before Friday morning rolls around — and the sooner people show up, the wider the variety they have to choose from.


Despite the fact that the sale has been going on for more than a quarter century now, the club has been able to maintain the cost of the roses at an affordable $20 per dozen, which makes it easy for local residents to embrace the the idea of purchasing the brightly-colored blooms for their friends and loved ones as a means of supporting Rotary’s various causes.

Some of those causes, past and present, include: The recently completed building project at the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes; the project to build a new Becker County Museum, which is set to begin construction next summer; adding public restrooms at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge; the project to build a new helipad at Essentia Health St. Mary's, which was completed last year; and donations to the Detroit Lakes and Frazee elementary school reading programs, the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center, Becker County Food Pantry, the United Way Food 4 Thought Backpack Program, the local Boy and Girl Scouts troops and various senior citizen initiatives throughout the lakes area.

Red Roses.jpg
Red roses, which are the ultimate symbol of true love, remain the most popular color sold during the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary's annual Roses from Rotary fundraiser. (File photo)

A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at
What To Read Next
Get Local