November and December is the time for rose shows and displays throughout New Zealand. Rose enthusiasts look forward to this time of the year as they show off their blooms to fellow rose lovers. There are a wide range of classes in which roses are entered from the more formal ‘one bloom per vase’ through to novelty classes where imaginations can run wild around various themes. No matter what your preference is, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
What if you have a few blooms and want to enter them? No problem, just make contact with your local rose society and someone will be happy to help you out on the day.
Rose shows are also a great chance to learn from rose enthusiasts who are only to happy to share their knowledge and experience. So if you have a problem affecting your roses, want some help identifying a variety or some advice on which roses to grow, feel free to ask and also join up to your local rose society.
Below is a list of rose shows and displays being held around New Zealand, more will be added as details come to hand. For any general enquiries, contact Hayden Foulds
Updated October 1st
“The Grande National”
National Spring Rose Show and Convention
Hosted by the Waikato Rose Society (Inc)
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Cobham Drive, Hamilton
15th -17th November 2019
Show open to the Public:
Saturday 16th: 12pm -5pm
Sunday 17th: 10am – 4pm
Admission $5 adults, Gold Card Holders $2.50.
Under 16 free with accompanying adult
Auckland: Saturday 9th November 11am – 4.15pm and Sunday 10th November 10am – 3pm. Venue: Selwyn Library Hall, 10 St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland.
Bay of Plenty: Saturday 2nd November 11am – 4pm. Venue: Wesley Methodist Church, 100 13th Avenue Tauranga. Entry $3, children accompanied by an adult free. Download schedule here
Carterton: Friday 22nd November and Saturday 23rd November. Venue TBC
Feilding: Saturday 16th November 12.30 – 4pm. Venue: Feilding Bible Chapen Hall, Warwick St, Feilding. Download schedule here
Hutt Valley: Saturday 9th November 12 noon – 4pm and Sunday 10th November 10am – 3.30pm. Venue: Walter Nash Centre, 20 Taine St, Taita, Lower Hutt.
Manawatu: Sunday 24th November 12 noon – 4pm. Venue: Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, Palmerston North (next to Recycling Centre)
Matamata: Friday 22nd November 12.30 – 5.30pm. Venue TBC
Otago: 70th Anniversary Rose Show. Sunday December 1st 10am – 4pm. Entry $5. Venue: Forbury Park Bowling Club, 121 Victoria Road, Dunedin (new venue). Raffles, roses and plant sales, rose ID, afternoon tea. Launch of our 70th anniversary booklet at 2.00pm