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 

Historic roses Spring 2017 journal
Historic roses Spring 2016 journal

For information, publications and back issues of the Historic Rose Journal contact info@historicroses.org. Copies cost £5 each plus p&p.

See a full list of articles published in the Historic Rose Journal 1991 - 2017 (to be updated shortly)

See a selection of previous articles published in the Historic Rose Journal.

Illustrated booklets

As well as the Historic Rose Journal, we have produced illustrated booklets for sale by specialist writers on many aspects of historic roses:

Roses - A Brief History cover
Old Roses: A Brief History
by Peter Harkness, rose grower and specialist
The Fragrance of Old Garden Roses cover
The Fragrance of Old Garden Roses
by Robert Calkin, perfumier
Older Garden Roses of Special Merit 
by Deirdre Gordon, plantswoman
climbing roses by HRG
Older Climbing Roses 
by Charles Quest-Ritson, rose specialist and author
A Newcomer's Guide to Old Roses
by David Stone, RHS Associate of Honour

Indispensable for the newcomer and a useful reference for old hands, this booklet provides a clear and simple introduction to choosing and caring for older roses.

It features a selection of the best and most reliable repeat-flowering old roses for any position, including growing in containers. Handsome photographs of all roses mentioned, easy-to-follow cultivation advice and simple diagrams showing how to prune complete the picture.

Written in a lucid and charming style by the renowned rosarian, David Stone, Associate of Honour, Royal Horticultural Society, holder of the British Empire Medal, and formerly Head Gardener of the National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey with its National Collection of old shrub roses, this new publication makes a welcome addition to any rose-lover’s bookshelf and is the perfect little guide for anyone wanting to step into the world of historic roses.

28pp, A5 size, full colour. Published June 2019, ref NGOR 2019

Copies cost £5 each plus p&p.