New Zealand

New Zealand Rose Society Inc.

P.O. Box 66
Bunnythorpe
New Zealand 4867
Tel/Fax: +64 63 292 700
Email: secretary@nzroses.org.nz
http://www.nzroses.org.nz
Secretary - Mrs. Heather MacDonell
President - Mr. Doug Grant
Email: douggrant99@gmail.com

Twenty-seven District Rose Societies in New Zealand are affiliated with the New Zealand Rose Society Inc. So, in effect, the National body is a "Head Office". The National body provides each member in New Zealand with:

  • Cultural Handbook
  • The New Zealand Rose Review
  • The New Zealand Rose Annual

A Spring Convention and a smaller Autumn Convention are held in different parts of New Zealand each year. Overseas tours are occasionally organised by the National body.

District Societies also provide members with monthly meetings, a local newsletter, garden visits and occasional field days and/or seminars. Some District Societies also arrange discounts at various garden related shops and some purchase fertilizer and sell it to members at wholesale prices.

"Rose Ranfurly Shields" are competed for by a group of District Societies (from six to ten.) On these days the roses are pooled and are all entered in the name of a Society rather than by an individual.

Fees:
The cost of membership is set by each District Society and varies from $25 NZ to $35 NZ per couple per year. Individual membership is usually $2 NZ less.
Overseas members may join the New Zealand Rose Society Inc. for $40 NZ

When the Roses Bloom

Area & First Bloom Date Main Bloom Date
Northern regions - Early October Approximately November 10
Central regions - Mid October November 15-20
Southern regions - Late October/early November November 30

Calendar of Rose Events - 2016

DATE
SITE
C-convention
F-festival
L-lecture
M-meeting
R-rose show
S-seminar
T-trials
ORGANIZED BY
COMMENT
April 30 Palmerston North M New Zealand Rose Society Inc. Annual General Meeting
November 11-13 Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton T
F
Rose Introducers of New Zealand Ltd and the Pacific Rose Festival Trust "New Zealand Rose of the Year" trials
The Pacific Rose Bowl Festival
Email: gardens.info@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.hamiltongardens.co.nz
November 18-20 Civic Centre,
Feilding
C
R
New Zealand Rose Society Inc. NZRS National Spring Show,
Contact: Helen Bush
105 West Street, Feilding
Tel: 063230247
Email: westhaven@slingshot.co.nz
December 4 Palmerston North T New Zealand Rose Society Inc. National Trial Ground Awards
Contact: Mr. Charles Foulds
2A Crewe Street, Pahiatua
Email: rosetrialgroundspn@paradise.net.nz