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World Rose Convention
16th World Rose Convention
October 11th-18th 2012
South Africa will host the 2012 World Rose Convention, Rosafrica 2012, in Johannesburg in October next year.
Held every three years under the auspices of the World Federation of Rose Societies, the show was last held in Canada and next year, rosarians from various countries will attend events in several provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal.
Rosafrica will be celebrated with a large rose show at the Rosebank Union Campus in Hurlingham, Johannesburg from October 12-14, 2012.
Rose grower Ludwig Taschner will be unveiling a brand new “Rosafrica” rose later this year and plans are being made to take visitors to rose events across South Africa.
Celebrations start in KwaZulu-Natal and will be spearheaded by the Midlands Rose Society.
Known as the top rose exhibition team in the country, the Midlands Rose Society is expected to build an amazing rose display in the Olympia Hall at the Sunday Tribune Garden and Leisure Show in Pietermaritzburg in early October 2012.
Visitors will then move to the World Rose Show in Johannesburg before travelling south to the Bloemfontein Rose Show. Delegates will end their South African experience in the Western Cape where they are expected to visit rose gardens and wine farms.
For further information regarding Rosafrica, contact the World Federation Of Rose Societies at
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