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 4th October 2020
Please note: There is no National Rose Show this year.
Auckland: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November. Venue: Selwyn Library Hall, 8 St Stephens Avenue Parnell Auckland. Free entry.
Bay of Plenty: Saturday 7th November. Venue: Wesley Methodist Chruch, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga. Show open 11am. Entry $3.00. There will be rose plants and raffles for sale.
Canterbury: Friday 20th November. Venue: Burwood Hospital, 300 Burwood Road, Christchurch.
Carterton: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November. Venue and opening times to be confirmed
Feilding: Saturday 21st November. Venue: Feilding Bible Chapel Hall,Warwick Street,Feilding. Open 12.30pm to 4pm. Free entry. There are classes for roses,cut flowers,children’s section. Refreshments are available and raffles.
For any enquiries please contact Gina Christensen on 06 323 1939.
Hutt Valley: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November. Venue: Walter Nash Stadium, 20 Taine St, Taita (Enter from Tocker St). Open Sat 14th 12 noon – 4pm; Sunday. Entry $3, children free.
Manawatu: Saturday 28th November. Venue: Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, Palmerston North. Show open 12 noon – 4pm. Free entry. Sales table including rose plants and raffles available.
Matamata: Friday November 6th. Venue: Matamata Civic Centre, 11 Tainui St, Matamata. Show open 12 noon – 5.30pm.
North Otago: Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December. Venue: Blind Foundation Hall, Steward Street, Oamaru. Show open Friday 1 – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm.
Waikato: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November. Venue: Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Cobham Drive, Hamilton.Opening Times; Saturday 21st from 12.00 noon – 5.00pm. Sunday 22nd 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Entry fee: $5.00 adults . Please note there will be no door charge from 2pm onwards on Sunday 22nd to allow the public to be present at the New Zealand Rose of the Year prize giving.
Gold card holders $2.50 and child under 16 year of age if accompanied by an adult have free entry.
Come and visit New Zealand’s top rose show with many beautiful blooms on display.
Other features include Trade Stands, Sales table, Raffles, Static Patchwork display and a Wood Turners live demonstration.
Wairarapa: Saturday 21st November. Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, Perry Street, Masterton. Open 1 – 3pm. Schedules are available – 06 377 4758 all are welcome to enter.
Westland: Saturday 28th November. Venue: The Trinity Centre, Tainui Street, Greymouth. Open to the public at 1pm, entry is a gold coin donation.