From late October through to early 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 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
Please note: Rose Shows will be held with the appropriate Covid precautions in place. Please check back here before attending a show as any cancellations will be highlighted here.
National Spring Rose Show – this has now been downgraded to a Regional Show
27th and 28th November, Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North
Open to the public Sat 27th 11.30am – 5pm and Sunday 28th 10am – 4pm
Gold coin entry. There will be raffles and sales table including plants of the new ‘Pride of Palmy’ rose for sale.
There will also be the Manawatu area Floral Art Designer of the Year competition
Click here for further information
Remaining rose shows have been cancelled around New Zealand