The Uruguayan Rose Society was founded in Montevideo in 1983 by an enthusiastic group of Garden Club members who were particularly interested in roses and wished to intensify their knowledge and culture in our country. There are now four Affiliate Societies, one in Punta del Este, Maldonado, one in Tarariras, Colonia in the West, one in Dolores, Soriano also in the West of the country and the latest, our fourth Affiliate society in Tacuarembó in the North.
As detailed on our website, our Society has the following program of activites:
Our Annual Report and Bulletin, both in Spanish and English, is handed out to all members free of charge, and is sent to all WFRS member countries, affiliates and to Rose friends around the world. Our association in turn receives publications from other WFRS member countries and often regrets that such interesting and useful foreign information has not been translated into English, the official WFRS language.
Membership: We have three categories: Active members, Camp members and Family members
|Fees:||Active Members||$100 US|
|Camp Members||$40 US|
|Family Members||$120 US|
|Area & First Bloom Date||Main Bloom Date|
|The first roses to bloom are the banksiae lutea and albas||September|
|Main flush of bloom||October - November|
|Re-flowering continues until late Autumn||December - May|
|April 19||Christ Church||L||Uruguayan Rose Society||Welcome - "English Country Houses and French Castles”
|May 17||Christ Church||L||Uruguayan Rose Society||"The Garden Sees Life in Rose(s)”
|June 14||Christ Church||L||Uruguayan Rose Society||“Choosing the Best Rose Bush”
|July 29||Christ Church||M||Uruguayan Rose Society||Annual General Meeting)|
|August 16||Christ Church||L||Uruguayan Rose Society||“A Rose Trip to Bariloche”
|September 13||Christ Church||L||Uruguayan Rose Society||"China and Its Roses"
|October 18||Christ Church||L||Uruguayan Rose Society||"Preparing the Regional"|
|October 19||Members' gardens||Contest||Uruguayan Rose Society||Rose Gardens Contest|
|November 7-9||Hotel Jean Clevers||C||Uruguayan Rose Society||5th South American WFRS Regional Conference|
|December 6||Christ Church||M||Uruguayan Rose Society||End of year meeting|