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THE ROSE SOCIETY OF ARGENTINA

Asociación Argentina de Rosicultura, (A.A.R.)

President – Mrs. Susana Ferrer

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.

rosiculturaargentina@gmail.com www.rosicultura.com.ar

AUSTRALIA

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.

nrsasecretary@gmail.com https://www.rose.org.au

AUSTRIA

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”.

e.kalous@oegg.or.at https://www.oegg.or.at

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BELGIUM

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.

secretaryrosab@gmail.com www.rosabelgica.be

BERMUDA

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.

crussellbermuda@gmail.com rosesinbermuda.com

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CANADA

Canadian Rose Society

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.

cmoore2738@aol.com www.canadianrosesociety.org

CHILE

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.

secretaria@asociacionchilenadelarosa.cl asociacionchilenadelarosa.cl

CHINA

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.

zhaoshiwei@beijingbg.com www.china-rose.org

CZECH REPUBLIC

Czech Rosa Club

CZECH REPUBLIC

PRESIDENT – DR JOSEF THOMAS

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.

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DENMARK

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.

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FINLAND

Suomen Ruususeura r.y. – Finska Rosensällskapet r.f.

FINLAND

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.

FRANCE

Société Française des Roses

FRANCE

PRESIDENT – MONSIEUR MAURICE JAY

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.

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GERMANY

esellschaft Deutscher Rosenfreunde e.V.

GERMANY

PRESIDENT – PROFESSOR DR. HANS-PETER MÜHLBACH

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

GREAT BRITAIN

Rose Society UK

GREAT BRITAIN

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

 

GREECE

The Hellenic Rose Society

GREECE

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.

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HUNGARY

Hungarian Rose -Friends Society

HUNGARY

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.

 

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ICELAND

Icelandic Rose Society (IRS)

ICELAND

PRESIDENT – MR. VILHJÁLMUR LÚDVÍKSSON

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).

INDIA

Indian Rose Federation

INDIA

PRESIDENT – MR SURESH PINGALE

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.

ISRAEL

The Wohl Rose Park

of Jerusalem

ISRAEL

DIRECTOR – YUVAL TAMIR

ITALY

Associazione Italiana della Rosa (A.I.R.)

ITALY

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.

 

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JAPAN

The Japan Rose Society

JAPAN

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.

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LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg Rose Society / Lëtzebuerger Rousefrënn / Association Grand-Ducale des Amis de la Rose

LUXEMBOURG

PRESIDENT – MRS MIREILLE STEIL

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.

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MONACO

Société des Roses

de Monaco

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.

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NETHERLANDS

De Nederlandse Rozenvereniging

NETHERLANDS

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

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

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

NORTHERN IRELAND

The Rose Society of Northern Ireland

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.

dixonscott@aol.com

NORWAY

The Norwegian Rose Society (NRS)

NORWAY

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.

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PAKISTAN

Pakistan National Rose Society (PNRS)

PAKISTAN

PRESIDENT – MR IFTIKHAR AWAN

Registered Postal Address:

Fazal Industry pvt Ltd.,

Plot no 395-396 , Sector I-9/3 , Industrial Area,

Islamabad, Pakistan.

Phone no +92 51 443 6448

POLAND

Polskie Towarzystwo Rozane (PTR)

POLISH ROSE SOCIETY

PRESIDENT – MRS. BOZENA MATYSIAK

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ROMANIA

Asociatia Amicii Rozelor din Romania

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.

RUSSIA

Russian Association

of Rosarians

RUSSIA

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.

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SLOVENIA

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.

SOUTH AFRICA

Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa (ROSA)

SOUTH AFRICA

PRESIDENT – LIZETTE JONKER

The Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa was constituted in 1980 from ROSA (Rose Society of South Africa, founded in 1961) and four regional rose societies. Today ROSA is comprised of 7 regional rose societies.

Correspondence should be directed to the Hon. Secretary who will distribute it to the relevant councilors and Societies.

SOUTH KOREA

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 – wookkyun@gmail.com

Secetary: Suyeon Kim(Mrs)/ 27, Jangan-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 13583, Korea

SPAIN

Asociación Española

de la Rosa

SPAIN

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.

SWEDEN

Svenska Rosensällskapet

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.

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Rosenfreunde (GSRF)

PRESIDENT – MR BEHCET CIRAGAN

The Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Rosenfreunde was founded in 1959 and presently has 1400 members.

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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.

URUGUAY

Asociación Uruguaya de la Rosa

URUGUAYAN ROSE ASSOCIATION / URUGUAY

PRESIDENT – MRS ROSARIO ENRIQUEZ DE FAZZIO

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.

Associate Members

ARGENTINA

Rosas Antiguas Argentina

ARGENTINA

Contact: Secretary – Christina Macleod
Saravi 2015
CP 1629 – Pilar – Prov. Buenos Aires

Argentina

AUSTRALIA

Heritage Roses in Australia Inc.

AUSTRALIA

Contact: Secretary – Lexie Mincham

59 Cherryville Rd., Cherryville, SA 5134

Australia

Tel: (Country Code: 61) 08 8390 1242

BELGIUM

Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos – Vlaamse Overheid
(Agency for Nature and Forest – Flemish Government)

BELGIUM

Contact: Marcel Vossen
Beheerregio Groene Gordel
Domein Groenenberg – Konijnestraat 172B
B-1602 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw (Vlezenbeek)

Belgium

BELGIUM

Vrijbroek Park Rose Garden

BELGIUM
Ridder Dessainlaan 65
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

Tel: (Country Code: 32) 15 45 13 80

CANADA

The Butchart Gardens

CANADA

800 Benevento Avenue,
Brentwood Bay, V8M 1J8 British Columbia, Canada

Tel:  + 01 250 652 4422

CHINA

Shanghai Botanical Garden

CHINA

Contact: Director – Mr. Shucheng Feng
No. 1111, LongWu Road
Shanghai, 200231
China

Tel: (Country Code: 86) (21) 512-54363368

DENMARK

Geografisk Have

DENNMARK

Contact: Daily Manager – Lene Holm

Christian 4 vej 23
DK-6000 Kolding
Denmark

FRANCE

Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val de Marne à L’Hay-Les-Roses
FRANCE

Contact: Mr. L. Bobichon

Rue Albert Watel
F-94240 L’Hay-les-Roses, Paris

France

FRANCE

Roses Anciennes en France

FRANCE

President – Mme. Josiane Pierre-Bissey

101 boulevard des Etats-Unis
69008 Lyon, France

Post address:
27 rue Etienne Radix
69630 Chaponost, France

Tel: (Country Code: 33) 06 22 66 24 41

FRANCE

Société Nationale d’Horticulture de France

FRANCE

President, Rose Section – Mr. Janic Gourlet

84 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
France

Tel: (Country Code: 33) 01 44 39 78 78

Fax: (Country Code: 33) 01 45 44 96 57

GREAT BRITAIN

Historic Roses Group of Great Britain

GREAT BRITAIN

Chairman: Michael Marriott

ITALY

Associazione “La Compagnia delle Rose”

ITALY

President – Annalisa Marini

Via Galilel, 5 sc.A
33170 Pordenone, Italy

ITALY

Associazione Roseto Botanico Gianfranco e Carla Fineschi

ITALY

Contact: Silvia Fineschi

Il Casalone 76

52022 Cavriglia (AR), Italy

Tel/Fax: (Country Code: 39) 366 20 63 941

 

ITALY

La Tacita S.R.L. Società Agricola

ITALY

Contact: Anna Chiara Cimatti

Latacita

02040 Roccantica (Rieti),

Italy

Tel/Fax: (Country Code: 39) 076 563626

 

JAPAN

Flower Festival Commemorative Park

JAPAN

Contact: Operational Management Group, Director, MR. MASASHI OGIWARA

Seta,

Kani City, Gifu Pref.

Japan, 509-0213

Tel: (Country Code: 81) 574-63-7373

JAPAN

The Rose Culture Institute

JAPAN

President – Mr. Katsuhiko Maebara

820 Iino Sakura-City

Chiba-Pref.

Japan 285-0003

 

NEW ZEALAND

Heritage Roses New Zealand Inc

new zealand

Contact: Olga Yuretich

P O Box 211,

Mangawhai 0540,

New Zealand

 

POLAND

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Hodowców Róż

POLAND

President – Mgr inż. Robert Szlązkiewicz

05-100 Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki,

Nowoleczna St. 3

 

SPAIN

Associació Amics de les Roses de Sant Feliu de Llobregat

SPAIN

Contact: Pilar López

Vidal I Ribas Street, 23-25

08980 Sant Feliu de Llobregat

(Barcelona)

Spain