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HRG Rose Day at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner Alresford

John Wood, Head Gardener at Hinton Ampner, has once again agreed to host a rose day exclusively for the HRG in the gardens of this lovely National Trust property in Hampshire.


Talk by Michael Marriott: Old Roses and Their Modern Equivalent

Bromley House Library Angel Row, Nottingham, United Kingdom

HRG Chairman Michael Marriott is giving a talk at the Bromley House Library on 5 April entitled "Old Roses and their Modern Equivalent". Later in the month, on 22 April, Sandra Lawrence will be giving a talk about Ellen Willmott, who is well known for  the book The Genus Rosa and the species Rosa willmottiae. […]

The Humour of Hole: talk by Martin Stott


This online presentation by Martin Stott is about the Rev Samuel Reynolds Hole, 1819-1904, celebrated Anglican preacher, rosarian, horticulturalist, prolific letter-writer, author of the immensely popular A Book about Roses (W Blackwood and Sons, 1869) among other works, and Dean of Rochester Cathedral. He was the first organiser of the National Rose Show in London, […]

The Other Rosaceae: talk by Tom la Dell


The National Fruit Collection growing at Brogdale is the most comprehensive collection of fruit varieties in the world. It is the contribution of DEFRA (the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation’s collections of genetic diversity to secure the future of the world’s food crops. It is […]

A Rose Garden on a Working Farm: talk by Michelle Endersby


A formal rose garden in the middle of an Australian farm with a high likelihood of drought and flooding rains may seem like a frivolous extravagance. But at Sages Cottage Farm in Baxter, Victoria, an historic 38-hectare property run by disability service provider, Wallara, the rose garden plays a pivotal role in the experience and […]

Can you grow roses in Iceland?: talk by Vilhjálmur Lúðvíksson


This presentation describes the climatic and environmental challenges facing gardening in Iceland and will explain the opportunities provided by recently successful efforts in afforestation in providing shelter that allows the cultivation of ornamental plants like roses. Only a small fraction of roses available today can be successfully grown in Iceland. We represent a marginal market […]

What’s in a Name?: talk by Darrell Schramm


If you’ve ever wondered how or why an historic/heritage rose obtained its name, you may be interested in this talk. Who or what was the original inspiration for these often tantalising names? Were the roses named for celebrities of the past, for particular places or famous events, or for people who were linked personally to […]

Il Piccolo Roseto di Giovanni Chilanti: talk by Helga Brichet


This small rose garden on a hillside outside Rome overlooking olive groves was established by Italian engineer Emanuele Dotti in memory of a dear friend who had inspired him with a love of old and species roses. It started life as a collection of roses grown in large containers on the terrace of Emanuele’s Rome […]

Pruning and Training: talk by Bev Bond


In this talk Bev Bond will be aiming to show the possibilities of these marvellous and sometimes majestic plants and will introduce you to some beautiful plants that she has cared for over the years. She will explore training, supports, growing plants on buildings, (including historic buildings) and the importance of soil, aspect and establishment. […]

Wine and roses at Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst Biddenden Road, Cranbrook, Kent, United Kingdom

Join us for a visit to Sissinghurst for an evening of  'Wine and Roses' in the garden led by the Head Gardener, Troy Scott Smith, who is restoring the roses that Vita Sackville West planted in the garden. We will meet at 6pm at the Elizabethan brick entrance to Sissinghurst, to enjoy our tour with […]

£25.00 – £35.00

Visit to Wiltshire gardens

Cadenham Foxham, Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

We will be visiting two wonderful gardens in Wiltshire, not far from Chippenham, both of which have collections of historic roses and are enchanting. Cadenham Manor This glorious four-acre garden is made up of a series of rooms around a listed manor house and dovecot.  Divided by yew hedges and moats, the garden rooms are […]

£30.00 – £40.00

Visits to Lake District gardens

Castle Bank Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Wednesday 28 June The garden at Castle Bank Appleby (CA16 6SN) will be open to HRG members in the afternoon. Thursday 29 June Visits to two gardens near Penrith on the other side of the M6. In the morning a visit around Dalemain with the head gardener (Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB), and to end that […]

Historic Roses Group AGM

Kimbridge Barn Kimbridge, Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Photo above of 'Quatre Saisons' by Michael Marriott This year we will be holding our AGM slightly earlier than normal, on 21 September. It will be held at Kimbridge Barn, Kimbridge, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LE. 10am: Morning coffee followed by the AGM chaired by Michael Marriott, HRG chairman. 11.45: Talk by the excellent and very experienced […]

£40 – £45