Next week sees the calendar at Mid Summer’s Day and what a year it’s been so far! A winter that wouldn’t end and a summer that wouldn’t start!

The roses have taken it all their stride and are now coming into full bloom

 

Welcome to The Rose Society UK      

Welcome to our website and

Welcome to our  society

2018 looks like being an exciting year as we grow our membership base as well as our roses

Check out our 2018 calendar by clicking on THE EVENTS TAB

 

What’s in the website . . . . . . 

For our visitors

Pop along to our SHOWS page to see who’s showing roses and where they are . . . CLICK HERE

Got a rose question? Check out our FAQ page and dedicated Rose Identification link . . . CLICK HERE

For Members

The June newsletter The Rose Times in now available to download from the Member’s Area

 

2017 Dean Hole Challenge-winning exhibitor tells us why he grows  roses and what drives him on . . .

 

“When I was fifteen, for my first job, I moved to Lew a small village just outside Witney to a horse breaking yard, as a part of the job, when we weren’t busy with horses, we looked after the gardens” . . . . . . . . .  read the full story in The Rose Times located in the Member’s Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth Davies with some of his winning exhibits at the Roayl Welsh Show

 

Society Vice Chairman Gareth Davies tells about the floribundas that he loves and grows in his Brecon garden

“About six years ago I decided to re-organise some of the rose beds in my garden to accommodate some of the better ROTY and Gold Standard floribunda winners.” . . . . . . . . . find out which ones in  February’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Elizabeth Perks tells us about her treasure trove of rose books

See the full story of A Rosarian’s Library in Febraury’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert “Bob” Martin will  be the next President of the American Rose Society in October 2018. Here he tells us why he beleives that rose shows are an invaluable facet of any society.

“The primary educational value of a rose show lies in the education of its participants. And, as an educational organization, the rose show is the most single important educational activity that a rose society can undertake”   . . . . . . get the full story in February’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area

 

 

 

 

So much has happened in such a short space of time.

When the Royal National Rose Society closed its doors on 15th May 2017, a small but passionate group of rosarians gathered in the village of Pelsall in the West Midlands to see what could be salvaged from the ruins.

AT THIS POINT WE SHOULD MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WE ARE NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR AND HAVE NO CONNECTION OR ASSOCIATION  WITH THE ROYAL NATIONAL ROSE SOCIETY WHICH IS NOW IN ADMINISTRATION.

What we now have is a new society and a new, fresh start. We’ll be looking for other rose-minded folk to come and join us to share their love for roses; to talk about roses, to share their knowledge about roses and to show others their roses at rose shows throughout the UK.

The group, soon realised that what we already had was a sound base. We had rose shows that had been pre-planned, before the RNRS folded. We had support from many of our friends in the trade. We had messages of support from friends all around the world. Most of all we had support from rose lovers who wanted to join together to enjoy roses. These will be our most precious resource.

We start our adventure with nothing but enthusiasm and hope; hope that we can do justice to the memory of the original British rosarian, the Rose King, Samuel Reynolds Hole. I can’t imagine what he would have said about the demise of his beloved society but I think he would have been happy to see that the spirit the he showed all those years ago is still alive and thriving in our new society.

 

 

 

Our next show, the Summer Rose Festival at Squires Garden Centre Shepperton is in

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