Manawatu Rose Society

Community Organisation

Manawatu Rose Society
569 Ferguson Street
Terrace End
Palmerston North 4410
94 days ago

Name a Rose Competition

Hayden Foulds from Manawatu Rose Society

In 2020, the New Zealand Rose Society International Trials gardens within the Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens at Palmerston North’s Esplanade celebrate 50 years.
The trial gardens are a partnership between the New Zealand Rose Society and the Palmerston North City Council and were the first trial … View more
In 2020, the New Zealand Rose Society International Trials gardens within the Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens at Palmerston North’s Esplanade celebrate 50 years.
The trial gardens are a partnership between the New Zealand Rose Society and the Palmerston North City Council and were the first trial grounds to be established in the Southern Hemisphere.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary a new rose has been commissioned by the City’s Mayor, Grant Smith and the search is now on for a name to represent a city that has a long and proud association with roses.

Donated by rose breeder Rob Somerfield, the medium-growing Hybrid Tea has well-formed blooms of gold and yellow with an orange flush to the outer petals. The blooms are slightly fragrant and last well when picked.

New Zealand Rose Society vice president and Manawatū Rose Society president Hayden Foulds said, “We delighted that one of New Zealand’s best rose breeders has supported the celebration of this milestone, but the rose needs a name – and not just any name.

“We’re wanting a name that captures the city that was once known as New Zealand’s Rose City. We’d love people to suggest names, particularly those from Palmerston North who know the city so well.”

The person who comes up with the name chosen by Rob Somerfield, will receive six of Rob’s rose plants, including the new rose being named.

There will be a limited first release of this new variety at the 2020 National Spring Rose Show and Convention which is being held 28 – 29 November 2020 at the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre. The show and conference will also celebrate the 50 years of the rose trials.

The competition opens on 1 August and closes 31 September. The winning name will be announced at the Rose Trials awards presentation on Sunday 1 December in Palmerston North.

Entries can be made online at www.nzroses.org.nz... or send to haydenfoulds@gmail.com, or post to Hayden Foulds, 40 Gordon Street, Woodville 4920.

368 days ago

Spring Rose Show on today

Hayden Foulds from Manawatu Rose Society

Hundreds of beautiful roses will be on display at the Manawatu Rose Society's Spring Rose Show being held on Sunday November 18t between 12 noon and 4.30pm at the Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, Palmerston North.

Local exhibitors will be showing off their best blooms across a range… View more
Hundreds of beautiful roses will be on display at the Manawatu Rose Society's Spring Rose Show being held on Sunday November 18t between 12 noon and 4.30pm at the Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, Palmerston North.

Local exhibitors will be showing off their best blooms across a range of classes including some with roses mixed with other garden flowers and foliage.

Entry is free and there will be raffles, sales table and refreshments available.Sorry, no eftpos

728 days ago

Rose and Flower Show

Hayden Foulds from Manawatu Rose Society

Only a couple of days until the Rose & Flower Show at the Community Leisure Centre in Palmerston North (next to the Recycling Centre). Free entry.

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1119 days ago

National Rose Show

Hayden Foulds from Manawatu Rose Society

This years National Rose Show is being held in Feilding at the Civic Centre Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November. The show is open on Saturday from 1 - 5pm and Sunday 9.30am - 4pm. Admission $2, under 12's free with accompanying adult. There will be trade displays, raffles, sales table and … View moreThis years National Rose Show is being held in Feilding at the Civic Centre Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November. The show is open on Saturday from 1 - 5pm and Sunday 9.30am - 4pm. Admission $2, under 12's free with accompanying adult. There will be trade displays, raffles, sales table and more. Come along and enjoy many beautiful blooms from all over New Zealand.

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