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 us
North Otago: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December. Venue: Vintage Car Club rooms, Stoke Street, Oamaru. Open Friday 1pm to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Free entry. Raffles. Contact Christine (03)4342223
South Canterbury: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. Venue: Caroline Bay Hall. In conjunction with the Timaru Festival of Roses
Show open Saturday 3rd 1 – 5pm and Sunday 4th 9am – 4.30pm. Free entry
Southland: Saturday 10th December. Venue: Folster Gardens, the home of Lynn and Trevor Huggins. 98 Milton Park Road, Invercargill. Open 10am – 4.30pm. There will be tea/coffee available and public are welcome to view the garden as well for a gold coin donation.