South Africa

The Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa (ROSA)

PO 31131 Kyalami
1684
South Africa
Tel: +27 08 35 002 041
Email:bellarosagardens@gmail.com
President - Gail Birss
Hon. Secretary - Elizabeth Thornton-Dibb

The Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa was constituted in 1980 from ROSA (Rose Society of South Africa, founded in 1961) and four regional rose societies. Today ROSA is comprised of 7 regional rose societies.

Correspondence should be directed to the Hon. Secretary who will distribute it to the relevant councilors and Societies.

National Conventions are organized every two years by one of the regional societies. A ROSA Annual is published as well as ROSA News twice a year.

The regional rose societies offer rose shows or rose days in spring (October). Autumn (March/April) rose competitions are held in Knysna and Pietermaritzburg.

Annual subscription fee for foreign members: $10.00 US or 10.00

When the Roses Bloom

Area & First Bloom Date Main Bloom Date
Natal - second week in October October - June
Pretoria and Johannesburg - first week in October October - June
Bloemfontein - third to fourth week in October October - March
Knysna to Cape Town - fourth week in October October - June

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 15-16 Knysna R Knysna Rose Society Contact: Hugh Collier
Tel: 082 931 2657
September 23-25 Pietermaritzburg F Midlands Rose Society Contact: Gail Birss
Tel: 082 4700 619
October 13-16 Johannesburg C Gold Reef Rose Society,
Pretoria Rose Society
Contact: Barbara Wood
Tel: 011 447 1485
October 29 Pietermaritzburg R Midlands Rose Society Contact: Gail Birss
Tel: 082 4700 619