Gaye Hammond is the Past President of the Houston Rose Society. She is a life member and patron of American Rose Society and serves as the chair of the Development Committee of the national organization.
Since 2002, Gaye has been the study liaison between the Houston Rose Society and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in connection with the Earth-Kind Rose Research Program, a scientific study originally designed to identify the most carefree disease resistant roses for Southern gardens.
Gaye is an international lecturer, photographer and an avid writer of more than 400 articles that have been published in the popular press as well as numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers published in HortTechnology, HortScience, American Nurseryman and others.. She has co-authored a peer-reviewed book chapter on Earth-Kind Roses published in 2009 in Floriculture & Ornamental Biotechnology, a chapter in The Sustainable Rose Garden and authored a chapter in the book, A Garden Book for Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Her photography has appeared on the cover of HortScience.