Historic Roses Group

Historic Roses Group

Historic Roses Group – Founded in 1990 by members of the Royal National Rose Society (RNRS) with a particular interested in roses of historical importance, including those no longer widely grown and rose species and their hybrids.

The Group publishes the Historic Rose Journal twice yearly, mounts exhibits relating to the history of the rose at horticultural shows, arranges garden visits both in the UK and abroad and organises conferences. Currently it is engaged in a project to establish a national collection of British bred roses.

Membership of the Group can be independent of the RNRS.

What are the benefits of joining The Historic Roses Group ?

Meeting other historic rose enthusiasts – sharing their knowledge, ideas and ways of using historic roses in a garden setting.

Receiving twice yearly the Group’s Historic Rose Journal containing a wealth of informative and interesting articles by internationally acknowledged authors on the history of the rose – plus the annual Group Newsletter.

The opportunity to join fellow members on tours of outstanding rose gardens in Europe and the UK.

The opportunity to attend conferences with a wide range of expert speakers on all aspects of the history and cultivation of the rose

Opportunity to assist on the HRG stand at horticultural shows.

Historic Roses Group
Grasmere Cottage
The Street