The Swedish Rose Society was founded in 1987. There are approximately 1100 members, many organized in one of our 12 local groups located from Skåne in the south to Medelpad in the north. The groups have their own program activities and meetings, advertised in Rosenbladet and on the society homepage. The Swedish Rose Society is also a member of the Nordic Rose Society.
Rosenbladet is issued four times a year, in February, April, August and November. This journal is the most important membership benefit and is all in colour. Because Sweden is such a long country with very diverse climatic conditions, the journal aims at giving advice on rose growing to members from all parts of the country. For instance, it includes an annual survey sent in by members, evaluating the health and hardiness of their roses.
In addition, the society organizes conferences, lectures and tours to public and private rose gardens in Sweden and abroad.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Biodiversity Centre, is responsible for the work related to POM, Programme for Diversity of Cultivated Plants. This programme aims at identifying and preserving cultivated plants in general. The rose project, started during 2004, aims at identifying and preserving old cultivated roses in Sweden. The Swedish Rose Society and its members, together with rose gardens, botanic gardens, museums, etc., take a large part in this work by identifying and locating cultivated roses which can be of interest for POM.
Single - 225 SEK per year
Family - 337 SEK per year
|Area & First Bloom Date||Main Bloom Date|
|Helsingborg - Zone 1 (USA Zone 7) - May 25||July 1-15|
|Norrköping - Zone 2-3 (USA Zone 6-7) - June 10||July 1-15|
|Gothenburg - Zone 2-3 (USA Zone 6-7) - June 15||July 1-15|
|Jönköping - Zone 2-5 (USA Zone 6) - June 15||July 1-15|
|Stockholm Zone 3-4 (USA Zone 6) - June 20||July 10-25|
|Hudiksvall - Zone 4 (USA Zone 5) - June 30||July 10-25|
|Ockelbo - Zone 5 (USA Zone 4) - July 10||July 20 - August 10|
|Umeå - Zone 5 (USA Zone 4) - July 10||July 20 - August 10|
|April 2||Kalmar||M||SRS||Annual General Meeting|
|There are many rose events throughout the year, each organized by one of our local rose societies. They can be found on our website: www.svenskros.se|