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The Royal National Rose Society was a specialist horticultural society in the United Kingdom, dedicated to the cultivation and appreciation of roses. It was founded in 1876 and was based near St Albans in England. It was a membership organisation, with members drawn from professional and amateur gardeners and horticultural businesses in the United Kingdom and around the world. Royal patronage commenced in 1901 with Queen Alexandra and continued through to the Queen Mother.[clarification needed] At its headquarters, the society owned and maintained the Gardens of the Rose, which were open to the public during specified times and to society members all year round. The gardens were redesigned and replanted in 2005; previously the gardens were planted solely with rose varieties, but the refurbishment saw the installation of a large formal garden featuring approximately 15,000 roses alongside companion planting. The gardens celebrated their 50th anniversary in July 2013. A key function of the society was to conduct trials of new varieties of roses that were submitted by breeders from around the world. It also provided advice to its members with rose related questions, such as finding a specific rose or identifying roses, as well as providing general and specific rose care advice. The society published a magazine called The Rose, and during some of its history also produced the yearly publication The Rose Annual. The society went into administration on 15 May 2017, and the gardens were closed. Former employees told the BBC they were not surprised the society had gone into administration after years of it struggling financially.[1] See also[edit]

Bertram Park

References[edit]

^ "Royal National Rose Society goes into administration". BBC. 17 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official site

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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

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