Winter Series of Zoom Meetings – Meet The Experts – NOW IN MEMBERS AREA!



The first of our Winter Zoom meetings in the Meet the Experts series is;

All About Rose Breeding.

Our experts tonight are three of the ‘Best of British’ rose breeders.

Chris Warner, David Kenny and Calvin Horner will be chatting to Rose Society Breeders Group Chairman Daniel Myhill and answering YOUR questions

Tuesday 12th December, doors open at 7.00pm.


For all details, including log in details please contact ;

New shop items

We are improving our shop!

Our new shop manager Mark Nash, will be adding new shop items and improving our management and dispatch system

Watch this space for at details . . . . . . .

Tudor Rose Awards

This year’s Tudor Rose Awards have all been given to their recipients . . . . . finally!

Tracking down our winners this year was a real challenge.

The Gold Awards were presentented to Ray and Pauline Martin, for their work behind the scenes in the running of the Society and National amateur shows at the AGM in April

Also presented at the AGM were two Silver Medals; one to Jim Anderson for his continued hard work in so many rose events in the North of the country and for his (and loyal wife Carole) help at the Harrogate and Yorkshire Shows. Another Silver medal went to Champion Amateur breeder Maurice Guest. Many of Maurice’s roses are available from Style Roses in Holbeach, Lincolnshire,

The third Silver Tudor Rose Award went to Amateur rose breeding legend, Ronnie Rawlins. Ronnie has a large catalogue of roses in commerce, many also available through Style Roses. He was also hugely influencial in the development of Persica Hybrids with the breeding of his variety Belting Pink which feature in the bloodline of many of today’s Persica releases and provide their remondancy. Jim Anderson kindly travelled to Ronnie’s Yorkshire home to present him with his deserved award.

The final Silver Tudor Award went finally to Dave Kenny from Tully in ROI. We tracked Dave down to Rochford’s Hertford nursery were he was attending the International rose trials. Colin Squire did the honour, capping a fine year for Dave during which he was awarded a Fellowship of the Northern Ireland Rose Society and on the day also won a Trialground Certificate for his variety KENcheers.

As previously reported, we also tracked our Dean Hole Medal Winner, Michael Marriott, to the Rose Monograph event run by the National Trust at Mottisfont. Colin Squire was also on hand to present Michael with his medal recognising a life in roses.

2023 Schedules

It’s time to start making plans for SHOW BUSINESS

The new 2023 Rose Society UK Show Schedules are available HERE

The Spring Show at Malvern in May

The Rose Festival at Squires Shepperton in June

The ‘Little Rose Show’ at Pelsall in July

The Autumn Show at Newby Hall in September

How Not to Take Cuttings

Many will have seen the recently posted videos on Facebook and Youtube showing ‘miracle’ methods of taking rose cuttings; getting great results in just a few short weeks. Based on the theory that if it looks too good to be true . . . . . . . . .  Jason, from Fraser Valley Roses, himself an experienced and respected rosarian has produced an ‘antidote’ video to add a balanced perspective to these ‘How to’  videos.

Click on this link to watch the video –      Jason from Fraser Valley

Dan Myhill’s Persicas

In this Horticulture Week Podcast Matthew Appleby talks to our own Daniel Myhill about his new National Collection of Persica Roses

Tune in now to hear how Dan’s interest in this type of rose first ‘blossomed’; who influenced him and how he built his collection.

No sign up required, just click,  listen and enjoy!

Dan Myhill’s Persica Podcast

2023 Winter Zoom Talk January

We are delighted to announce that World renowned rosarian will be delivering our second Winter Series Zoom Talk  at 8pm on Thursday 26th January.

All Rose Society paid up members will be circulated the sign in details by email.

Joining the society NOW will ensure your seat at Michael’s talk;

“So, what have old garden roses ever done for us?”

Michael is Chairman of the Historic Roses Group and will be sharing some of his knowledge and experience with Old Garden Roses and their place in the story of the genus Rosaceae

Malvern Spring Show 2022

Just days to go before the return of The RHS Spring Festival at Malvern

We’re back too with our first information bureau since 2019 and a small show for our early season roses.

Information and schedules can be found on our show page at Malvern Spring Show



It’s BACK!

Back on the calendar and back at Vivary Park Taunton


on 5th and 6th August 2022 with new and improved rose classes and a big WELCOME to Rose Society UK members

for full details of the show, directions, entry forms and schedules go to the Taunton Flower Show website at;

The Taunton Flower Show