Great Britain

The Royal National Rose Society

The Gardens of the Rose
Chiswell Green, St. Albans
Hertfordshire AL2 3NR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 845 833 4344
Fax: +44 (0) 1727 850 360
President - Mr. Paul Rochford
Office:  Chief Executive Officer- Ms. Roz Hamilton

The Royal National Rose Society is the world's oldest specialist plant society. It maintains the world famous Gardens of the Rose at its St. Albans, UK home, including the RNRS International Trial Ground.

The newly designed and replanted Gardens of the Rose opened in June 2007 to considerable acclaim. They will, of course, remain a work in progress for some time to come. To date there are approximately 12,000 plants in the garden.

The Society publishes a journal for members - The Rose - and handbooks on growing and selecting roses. It is also associated with several National Rose Shows each year.

Members may call on a free advisory service on all rose problems. Members of the Society particularly interested in heritage roses may join its Historic Roses Group.

The Royal National Rose Society is delighted to accept the much acclaimed WFRS Garden of Excellence Award in 2013 for the Gardens of the Rose.

Single UK: £34 (plus joining fee of £10)
Double UK: £44 (plus joining fee of £10)
Single Foreign: £54 (plus joining fee of £10)
Double Foreign: £69 (plus joining fee of £10)

When the Roses Bloom

Area & First Bloom Date Main Bloom Date
North - late June mid July
South - mid June late June

Calendar of Rose Events - 2017

R-rose show
May 11-14 Three Counties Showground - Malvern F
  RHS Malvern Spring Festival and RNRS Spring Show
June 10 Gardens of the Rose,
St. Albans
  RNRS Gardens of the Rose open 7 days per week, 10am - 5pm
June 24-25 Squires Garden Centre, Shepperton R   RNRS Summer Show South
July 1-2   R Rhondda Rose Society

Rhondda Rose Show


July 8-9   F   Ryedale Rose Festival
July 29-30   R   RNRS Summer Show North
September 15-17 The Showground,
Harrogate, Yorkshire
R   Harrogate Autumn Flower Show & RNRS Autumn Rose Show