From early November 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
Updated 23rd November
National Rose Show – hosted by the South Canterbury Rose Society
December 2nd & 3rd
Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru
Proudly sponsored by Alpine Energy
Show open to the public
Saturday 2nd: 12.30 – 5pm
Sunday 3rd: 9am – 4.30pm
Under 16 free with accompanying adult
Click here for further information
North Otago: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December. Venue: Oamaru Car Club rooms, Stoke Street, Oamaru
Show open Friday 8th 1pm – 6pm and Saturday 9th 10am – 4pm.
Otago: Saturday December 9th. Venue: St Peter’s Church Hall, Hillside Road, Dunedin. Open 1 – 5pm. Admission $5.00 which includes afternoon tea.
Southland: Saturday 9th December. Venue: Folster Garden , 98 Millton Park Road, Invercargill. Open 10am to 4.30pm.