THE ROSE SOCIETY OF ARGENTINA
Asociación Argentina de Rosicultura, (A.A.R.)
President – Mrs María Luján Ruiz Raffo de Santarelli
Members meet once a month. At these meetings a guest speaker gives a talk on a rose-related subject. An annual Magazine is published and, since 1998, biannual bulletins are also published. To date we have four branches in the interior of Argentina. These are in Córdoba, Mar del Plata, Mendoza and San Juan. They also hold annual shows.
National Rose Society of Australia Inc (NRSA) President – Mr Gavin Woods
The National Rose Society of Australia is comprised of five State Rose Societies. It is the practice for each State of Australia to provide the President of The National Rose Society of Australia in succession on an annual basis.We request that any correspondence be directed to the Honorary Secretary, who will distribute it promptly to our five State organizations.
Österreichische Rosenfreunde in der Österreichischen Gartenbau-Gesellschaft President – Herr OAR Ing. Hardo Libowitsky
All members of local rose societies in Austria belong to the Austrian Horticultral Society. They receive the society mag- azine, Garten Haus, and can attend the meetings and lectures of the “ÖGG-Fachgruppen”.
Société Royale Nationale ‘Les Amis de la Rose’/ – Koninklijke Nationale Maatschappij “De Vrienden van de Roos” President – Mr. Frans Thomas
With the aim of encouraging all activities concerning knowledge and love of roses, Mr. Georges van Oost founded the Society in 1926. Special events, organized visits to rose gardens and lectures are communicated in our Newsletters.
Bermuda Rose Society
President – Mrs. Clare Watlington Russell
Since Bermuda is an island about 700 miles from the U.S. coastline in the Atlantic Ocean, remote from other influences, it has been called a living museum of roses. Roses were brought to the island by ships travelling from all over the world. Our main goal is to protect Bermuda’s rose heritage. The Bermuda Rose Society has around 80 to 100 active members and on the 9th February 2014, celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Canadian Rose Society
Secretary: Marie Decker
The Rose Society of Ontario was founded in 1913 in Toronto by a group of dedicated ladies. Men were admitted in 1918, and by 1954 membership had spread across the country. To reflect that fact our name was officially changed to the Canadian Rose Society.
We have members from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and from the 49th parallel in the south to the North- west Territories in the north.
Asociación Chilena de la Rosa President – Nora Fuenzalida
The Asociación Chilena de la Rosa was established in 1998. It has 34 members in Santiago, 40 in Coyhaique City. Our first meeting of the year will be in March and we expect many new members then. During the winter of 2000 we planted a large bed of Large Flowered Roses in Rosedal Parque Araucano in the Municipality of Las Condes.
Chinese Rose Society
Secretary general – Dr Zhao Shiwei President – Mr Zuoshuang Zhang
The Chinese Rose Society was established in November, 1986. It is based in Beijing. We have group and individual members. The members include rose lovers, amateur rose breeders, rose gardens, rose producers and rose professionals.
Czech Rosa Club
PRESIDENT: MD STANISLAV KONŠTACKÝ
The Czech ROSA CLUB was founded in 1968 in Prague as a specialized group of the Czech Union of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (CUALG). It now has approximately 300 members across the country.
Its bulletin, Zpravodaj, is published twice a year. An Annual Meeting is held in late winter and a Summer Meeting is also held.
Det Danske Rosenselskab (DRS)
THE DANISH ROSE SOCIETY / DENMARK
PRESIDENT – MRS INGER SCHIERNING
The DRS is presently organized throughout Denmark into 14 local branches that work individually and cooperatively. They arrange meetings, exhibitions, tours and garden visits as well as inviting national and international lecturers to rose events. But first and foremost these 14 “rose ambassadors” work tirelessly to spread the happy news about roses.
Suomen Ruususeura r.y. – Finska Rosensällskapet r.f.
PRESIDENT – MICHAEL LUTHER
Suomen Ruususeura – Finska Rosensällskapet r.f. was established in 1989 to provide a link between rose amateurs, rose investigators and rose growers, and to promote knowledge of roses and their history. Our activities include visits to rose gardens, rose trips in our own country and abroad and all types of work in rose gardens.
Société Française des Roses
PRESIDENT – MONSIEUR DANIEL BOULENS
The Société Française des Roses ‘Les Amis des Roses’ was founded in 1896 under the name “Société Française des Rosiéristes” and since 1946 has been the Société Française des Roses. It is open to both professional and amateur rose growers. Its aim is to ensure the promotion and knowledge of modern roses.
Deutsche Rosengesellschaft e.V.
PRESIDENT – Dr RENATE NEUMANN-SCHÄFER
Founded in in Hamburg in 1883, the German Rose Society is the largest specialist plant society in Germany, with approximately 7,000 members. We offer the following free services to our members: four issues of the Rosenbogen journal; our annual Rosen-Jahrbuch; free advisory service; national Rose Convention each year; annual trips to rose gardens around the world
Rose Society UK
PRESIDENT – COLIN SQUIRE OBE
The Rose Society UK provides a quarterly magazine, holds rose shows, and other events.
Secretary: Ray Martin
66 Langer Rd, Felixtowe Suffolk IP112HS
The Hellenic Rose Society
PRESIDENT – MR. DAMIANOS CONSTANTINOU
The Hellenic Rose Society was founded in 1996 by Mr. Damianos Constantinou. The Society’s Historic Rose Garden is situated in the building complex of the “Centre for Hellenism Damianos Foundation”, which is located 75 kms southwest of Athens, near the Corinth Canal.
Hungarian Rose -Friends Society
VICE PRESIDENT – MR. ÁGOSTON HEGEDÜS
The Hungarian Rose-Friends Society publishes a magazine, ROZSA-UJSAG (Rose Newsletter), and holds meetings and exhibitions for its members.
They are currently in the planning stages for the rebuilding of a public rose garden in an old park in the centre of the town of Keckskemét.
Icelandic Rose Society (IRS)
PRESIDENT – MR. EGGERT ADALSTEINSSON
The Icelandic Rose Society (IRS) is a division of the Horticultural Society of Iceland. The Horticultural Society was founded in 1885 and the IRS was founded in 2002. The IRS is also a member of Nordisk Rosenforening (Federation of Nordic Rose Societies).
Indian Rose Federation
PRESIDENT – MS. SANYOGITA DHANWATAY
India has a rich heritage, with a massive collection of flora and fauna. Roses are cultivated throughout the country for cut flowers, medicinal use and extraction of oil, under open field cultivation and greenhouse production for local markets and exports.
There are 19 local Rose Societies under the umbrella of the Indian Rose Federation.
Associazione Italiana della Rosa (A.I.R.)
PRESIDENT – MR SILVANO FUMAGALLI
The Associazione Italiana della Rosa was founded in 1963 by Niso Fumagalli. The Association’s rose garden is laid out in front of the Villa Reale in Monza.
Visits to other gardens of interest are regularly organized. The publication, the Annuario, is published at the of May.
The Japan Rose Society
PRESIDENT – TAKEO NAGATA
The Japan Rose Society was founded in 1948 and became a a public-interest corporation authorized by the Prime Minister, on April 1, 2012. The purposes of the Society are to encourage people to plant roses throughout the country, to preserve a pleasant environment, and to promote the exchange of information on roses among rose lovers of the world.
Luxembourg Rose Society / Lëtzebuerger Rousefrënn / Association Grand-Ducale des Amis de la Rose
PRESIDENT – MRS MARYSE WEIRIG-HENSEL
Founded in 1980 to promote the cultivation of roses. Since 1981 the association represent the Grand Duchy in the the World Federation of Rose Societes.
Most LRF members are amateur gardeners who grow roses as a hobby for their own pleasure. Members receive the Luxembourg Rousenzeitung – le journal de la rose, a full colour magazine in French and German, four times a year.
Société des Roses de Monaco
PRESIDENT – M. YVES G. PIAGET
The Société des Roses de Monaco has 100 members.It has its own garden and runs a bi-annual international rose trial.
De Nederlandse Rozenvereniging
PRESIDENT – MR DICK SCHENK
The Nederlandse Rozenvereniging was founded in 1966 and presently has 686 members. Membership includes:
A quarterly, full colour rose magazine published four times a year; Organized trips to rose gardens and rose growers, both in The Netherlands and abroad; Traditional new year and end-of-season meetings; Rose information and help
PRESIDENT – Mr HAYDEN FOULDS
Twenty-three District Rose Societies in New Zealand are affiliated with the New Zealand Rose Society Inc. So, in effect, the National body is a “Head Office”. The National body provides each member in New Zealand with: New Zealand Rose Experts Guide ; The New Zealand Rose Review; The New Zealand Rose Annual
The Rose Society of Northern Ireland
SECRETARY – MR ARTHUR W.I. DIXON
The Rose Society of Northern Ireland enjoys the support of rosarians mainly resident in Ireland, but also from other parts of the British Isles. The Society’s objectives are to educate about the cultivation of the rose and to disseminate knowledge of the rose, its species and cultivars.
The Norwegian Rose Society (NRS)
PRESIDENT – MRS TORIL LINNERUD
The Norwegian Rose Society (NRS) was founded in 1982 in association with the Norwegian Horticultural Society. Today it is an independent Society and also part of the Nordic Rose Society. Our aim is to promote interest in and knowledge of garden roses. The NRS has a centrally elected board of 5 members, 7 local divisions and 7 other contact people from all over Norway.
Asociatia Amicii Rozelor din Romania
PRESIDENT – MRS GABRIELA ROMAN
The Romanian Rose Society was established in 1990 by the late Stefan Wagner, a rose expert well known within the WFRS. The aim of the society is to promote knowledge of the rose and educate about its cultivation. With members across the country, the society publishes a bulletin ‘Rosarium’ twice a year.
PRESIDENT – ALEXANDER UKOLOV
The Russian Association of Rosarians was established as a non-commercial organization. It has its own rose orchard and plans to hold rose competitions in the near future. The majority of its members are enthusiastic amateur rosarians, both those who are beginners and those who have been cultivating roses for a long time.
Društvo Ljubiteljev Vrtnic Slovenije
SLOVENIAN ROSE SOCIETY / SLOVENIA
PRESIDENT – BREDA BAVDAŽ ČOPI
The Slovenian Rose Society serves rose lovers and rose growers in Slovenia. Our goal is the advancement of rose growing in Slovenia. It was founded in 2003 as the National Rose Society. There are approximately 130-150 members each year.
Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa (ROSA)
PRESIDENT – LIZETTE JONKER
The Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa was constituted
in 1982 from ROSA (Rose Society of SA, founded in 1961) and
with six regional rose societies. Today ROSA comprises
5 regional rose societies.
Correspondence should be directed to the Hon. Secretary who
will distribute it to the relevant Council Members and Societies.
South Korea Rose Society
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
PRESIDENT – WOOK-KYUN KIM
South Korea Rose Society was formally inaugurated on the basis of Seoul Rose Club’s activities to propagate the rose culture. This has become the sole organization participates in international activities, since 2009, which consist of study on roses, garden volunteering, garden creation by donation, education for the rose, all leading to the inauguration of South Korea Rose Society.
President : Wook Kyun Kim/ 108 Tanbul-gil, Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do 12747, Korea – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secetary: Suyeon Kim(Mrs)/ 27, Jangan-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 13583, Korea
de la Rosa
PRESIDENT – MATILDE FERRER
Founded in 1996 by a group of professionals and enthusiasts brought together by their passion for the Rose. It prints a yearly publication, The Bulletin Rosa-Rosae. On an irregular basis it prints other publications such as Separata; which deals with specialized subjects and The First Catalogue of Spanish Varieties (1999), posters, videos, leaflets and magazine articles.
THE SWEDISH ROSE SOCIETY / SWEDEN
PRESIDENT – SVEIN-ODDVAR OSEN
Founded in 1987, there are approximately 1100 members, many organized in one of our 12 local groups located from Skåne in the south to Medelpad in the north. The groups have their own program activities and meetings, advertised in Rosenbladet and on the society homepage. The Swedish Rose Society is also a member of the Nordic Rose Society.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The American Rose Society (ARS)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PRESIDENT – DIANE SOMMERS
Organized in 1892, the American Rose Society is the largest single plant society in the United States. ARS has more than 8,500 regular and affiliate members and over 300 affiliated local rose societies. Most ARS members are amateur gardeners who grow roses as a hobby for their own pleasure. Members are found in all 50 states. There are more than 200 affiliated members from other countries.
Asociación Uruguaya de la Rosa
URUGUAYAN ROSE ASSOCIATION / URUGUAY
PRESIDENT – Mrs Inés Deambrosi de Etchegoimberry.
The Uruguayan Rose Society was founded in Montevideo in 1983 by an enthusiastic group of Garden Club members who were particularly interested in roses and wished to intensify their knowledge and culture in our country. There are now four Affiliate Societies: Punta del Este, Maldonado; Tarariras, Colonia; Dolores, Soriano; Tacuarembó.
Vrijbroek Park Rose Garden
Ridder Dessainlaan 65
Tel: (Country Code: 32) 15 45 13 80
Flower Festival Commemorative Park
Contact: Operational Management Group, Director, MR. MASASHI OGIWARA
Kani City, Gifu Pref.
Tel: (Country Code: 81) 574-63-7373