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The Royal National Rose Society Gardens, also known as The Gardens of The Rose, are the gardens and headquarters of The Royal National Rose Society at Chiswell Green, near St Albans, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. The Society's stated aim is to create a "living dictionary" of roses in the gardens, which contain 2,500 different rose cultivars among 15,000 rose bushes. The gardens are normally open to the public during the summer. The Royal National Rose Society went into Administration on 15th May 2017. The Gardens are permanently closed. Former employees told the BBC they were not surprised the society had gone into administration after years of it struggling financially.

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1 History 2 The flowering seasons feature 3 Recent developments 4 Gallery 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The Royal National Rose Society was established in 1876 and the gardens of the Rose was opened over 50 years ago by Mary, Princess Royal who was a Patron of the society at the time.[1] The flowering seasons feature[edit]

A rose collection, showing the history of the rose Roses in a garden setting showing different styles of planting Gardens to give inspiration for growing roses in small spaces New cultivar trials to provide an educational experience as well as being a pleasure to the eye when in full flower A much longer season of interest making extensive use of other plants which associate well with roses A cafe/tearoom is open, during the season, next to the main office Edland Pavilion within the gardens that is now licensed to conduct wedding ceremonies

Recent developments[edit] The Royal Entomological Society refurbished the mansion adjacent to the Gardens and it has become the society's headquarters. Butterfly World is adjacent to the gardens. Following a £27 million build, the project was launched in March 2008 at an event at the Royal Society in London. However, in December 2015 it was closed.[2] Gallery[edit]

Royal National Rose Society Gardens in 2013

Rose Arch at RNRS gardens of the Rose

Path through Gardens of the Rose, RNRS

Silver Birch and Rose Beds at Gardens of the Rose, RNRS

References[edit]

^ Royal National Rose Society Gardens Pamphlet ^ "BUTTERFLY WORLD TO CLOSE". 15 December 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

RNRS map and directions to the gardens RNRS Official website

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Roses

List of Rosa species

Rose cultivars

Abraham Darby ADR rose Alain Albéric Barbier American Beauty Angel Face Anne Harkness Arthur Bell Beirut Rose Belmonte Blush Noisette Bridge of Sighs Buff Beauty Camp David Cécile Brünner Charles Austin Chopin Chrysler Imperial Conquista rose Double Delight Duchess of Cornwall Eden Elina English Miss Garden Party Général Jacqueminot Great Maiden's Blush Harison's Yellow Rosa Iceberg Ingrid Bergman Ispahan Jeanie Deans Julia Child rose Heidi Klum rose La France Line Renaud Louis de Funès rose Mister Lincoln Mrs Fred Danks Mrs. Harkness Nevada Oklahoma Old Blush Rosa Peace Perle d'Or Pink Wonder Precious Platinum Queen Sirikit Royal William rose Schoener's Nutkana Souvenir de la Malmaison Spice Twice SPIcup Sun Flare Sunsprite Veilchenblau Violet Carson Wife of Bath

Rose classification

Floribunda Hybrid tea rose

Uses and products

Cut flowers Garden roses Rose hip Rose hip seed oil Rose hip soup Rose oil Rose water

Threats

Diseases

Anthracnose Black spot Canker Downy mildew Grey mould Powdery mildew Phragmidium mucronatum (rust) Sooty moulds Specific replant disease Verticillium wil

Pests

Helicotylenchus nannus Lepidoptera Meloidogyne hapla Pratylenchus penetrans Pratylenchus vulnus Tylenchorhynchus Xiphinema diversicaudatum

Culture

Blue rose Gold dipped roses Kutno Rose Festival Rainbow rose Red Rose of Lancaster Rosalia (festival) Rose (color) Rose Hall of Fame Rose of the Year Rose show Rose symbolism Thousand-year Rose Tudor rose White Rose of York

Rose gardens

Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden All-American Rose Garden Berkeley Rose Garden Château de Bagatelle Europa-Rosarium Exposition Park Rose Garden Fontvieille Park and Princess Grace Rose Garden Garden Society of Gothenburg Giardino delle rose Government Rose Garden, Ooty Heritage Rose District of New York City Hex Castle International Rose Test Garden McGill Rose Garden Mottisfont Abbey Nieuwesteeg Heritage Rose Garden Parc de la Tête d'or Parnell Rose Gardens Peninsula Park Rome Rose Garden Rosarium Uetersen Rose Garden, Coburg Rose trial grounds Rosendals Trädgård Roseraie de L'Haÿ Royal National Rose Society Gardens Różanka Rose Garden San Jose Municipal Rose Garden The Gardens of the American Rose Center Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild White House Rose Garden Wohl Rose Park Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Rose competitions

Concours international de roses nouvelles de Bagatelle

Organizations

Royal National Rose Society World Federation of Rose Societies

Related articles

List of Award of Garden Merit roses List of rose breeders List of rose cultivars named after people Miracle of the roses Roses in Portland, Oregon

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