FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.
Gold Standard RoseQ. What is a Gold Standard Rose ? A. The Gold Standard Award Roses are the best guide to the quality of all roses on the market. The Gold Standard Trials are a result of a joint initiative between professional rose breeders represented by BARB (British Association of Rose Breeders and NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) Unlike some other rose trials, breeders pay a fee for each rose variety submitted to the trials, independently managed by NIAB at their Cambridge headquarters. Based on cumulative information from invited independent judges throughout the two year period of the trial, the Gold Standard is awarded to worthy varieties. Health, floriferousness, scent and commercial appeal are all considered key factors. If you are new to roses we would advise you to choose Gold Standard Rose Varieties for the best results. . We stock as many Gold Standard varieties as possible and add all the new varieties to our list as they come on the market.