» Rose of the Year
Rose Of The Year® was introduced in 1982 and its aim
is to discover by trials the best rose(s) in any given
Rose breeders are invited, through Roses UK, to enter
what they consider to be the best of their up and coming
varieties in to the Rose of the Year competition; generally
up to 20 varieties are submitted annually.
Trials are conducted throughout the UK from as far north
as Aberdeen, to Hampshire in the South, Northern Ireland
and East Anglia with the varieties trialled in different
soil and climate conditions.
The trial lasts for a two year period and is judged
by both amateurs and professional with the most worthy
selected as Rose Of The Year®. Selection is some
6 years in advance of its availability to allow for
the building up of sufficient stock levels for its introduction
to the public.