Ever wanted to have your own rose?

It’s not too late to grow your own rose this year! As we start our Spring pruning, we will no doubt find a few hips on the bushes; this is where our new roses come from. Carefully open these hips to reveal the seeds inside and simply plant them as you would any ordinary seed on damp compost and cover with vermiculite or fine sand. Cover them with a lid (it appears that mice like roses as much as we do) and in a few weeks you will have some seedlings that you can grow on to full sized, flowering roses. OK they may not be the world’s best roses but they will be unique and they will be YOURS! Some of the world’s best amateur breeders are members of the Rose Society UK and will be sharing their tips and experience with us soon. Have a go, what have you got to lose?

Member’s Zoom Event

Bob Martin Talk

Fifty members tuned in to hear Bob’s talk, but sadly several did not manage to log in but all is not lost because members  can see the video by going to the Members Area.

The Rose Society UK is delighted to announce that Robert B Martin Jr better known as Bob to all his rose friends presented his program “America Shows English Style Roses”

We were so pleased to be able to welcome Bob to our first Zoom event. It was members only but it’s still not too late to sign up – JOIN HERE 


Malvern Show 2021 cancelled

Once again the RHS Malvern Spring Show has fallen victim to Covid 19 restrictions so we have decided to have a Virtual Show.

A new schedule will be drawn up and every one of our members are invited to get shooting with their phones and cameras, once the roses start to flower and send in an entry.

Full details and instructions will be issued to all members soon!

New to the Member’s Area

We are proud to present our latest videos, How to Exhibit Roses – a series of videos designed to explain exactly how to enter your roses in a Rose Society UK rose show.

The videos cover all aspects of showing and entering.

Go to the member’s area, have a look, have a practice at home and maybe we’ll see you next year at one of our shows?

Here’s a little taster  gaffs, false starts and some rose fun in the sun. 

Dean Hole Medal

After President Colin Squire handed out Silver Medals to the winners from the society rose 2019 shows the time came to reveal Angela Pawsey as the recipient of the reintroduced Dean Hole Medal.

Honours Committee Chairman Derek Lawrence produced a citation to Angela Pawsey recognising the huge contribution that she had made to the UK rose scene.

This was read out in Derek’s absence by Tracey Miller.

World Federation of Rose Societies

Every three years the WFRS holds major international conventions, bringing together rose enthusiasts and experts from around the world with garden visits and expert lectures.

19th World Rose Convention – Adelaide, Australia 2022.

Thursday 21 October to Thursday 28 October 2022.

We’re pleased that many members have expressed an interest in attending the 2022 Convention in Adelaide. It will be fantastic to have a strong contingent of Rose Society UK members in Australia.

We are not The Royal National Rose Society

We are not The Royal National Rose Society.

As reported by the media in 2017, the RNRS went into administration on 15th May 2017.

The Royal National Rose Society has now been officially wound up.

Beyond this we have no further information. PLEASE DO NOT address any correspondence regarding the former RNRS or The Gardens of the Rose to us as we have no contact or connection with their administrators.

We would however, encourage you, and welcome you to join us: The Rose Society UK.

Join the Rose Society UK HERE.