Previous articles published in Historic Rose Journal

Here are some examples of articles published by the Historic Rose Journal, which is published twice a year.   My Favourite Roses by Graham Stuart Thomas In his book of 1894, The Book of the Rose, A. Foster-Melliar attributed this verse to Sappho, a Greek poetess who was born about 600 BC. “Would Jove appoint […]

Our publications

Historic Rose Journal Twice a year all our members receive the Historic Rose Journal free. It publishes informative articles on old roses, their history, cultivation and merits, reviews interesting new books, reports on the group’s varied activities and publicises future shows and events. For more information please contact editor@historicroses.org  Illustrated booklets As well as the Historic Rose Journal, […]

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  Historic roses are timeless and beautiful old roses from past centuries which continue to deserve a place in today’s gardens, however large or small. With their classic “old-fashioned” charm and graceful forms, the soft petals and delicate colours of old roses are often accompanied by a deliciously rich and powerful fragrance. Read more ‘Fantin […]

Benefits

The Historic Roses Group is a friendly international group of rose enthusiasts, run by volunteers and funded entirely by subscriptions from our members throughout the world. HRG members can: gain tailor-made advice on how to care for their roses exchange ideas and knowledge with fellow rose-lovers join our day visits to specialist gardens with old […]

About the HRG

The Historic Roses Group recognises the importance of unique and beautiful older roses. Its aims are: to encourage interest in timeless historic roses to enable everyone to grow and enjoy roses of the past today to explore the rich history of older roses and promote further research. The Historic Roses Group was founded over a […]