November and December is the time for rose shows and displays throughout New Zealand. Rose enthusiasts look forward to this time of the year as they show off their blooms to fellow rose lovers. There are a wide range of classes in which roses are entered from the more formal ‘one bloom per vase’ through to novelty classes where imaginations can run wild around various themes. No matter what your preference is, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
What if you have a few blooms and want to enter them? No problem, just make contact with your local rose society and someone will be happy to help you out on the day.
Rose shows are also a great chance to learn from rose enthusiasts who are only to happy to share their knowledge and experience. So if you have a problem affecting your roses, want some help identifying a variety or some advice on which roses to grow, feel free to ask and also join up to your local rose society.
Below is a list of rose shows and displays being held around New Zealand, more will be added as details come to hand. For any general enquiries, contact Hayden Foulds
Updated 2nd October 2018
2018 National Spring Rose Show and Convention hosted by the New Zealand Rose Society.
November 24th and 25th, Woodend Community Centre, Woodend.
Show open Saturday 24th 12 noon – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm. Entry $5 adults, under 16 free.
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Auckland: Saturday November 17th and Sunday November 18th. Venue: Selwyn Library Hall, 10 St Stephens Avenue, Parnell. Free entry Sat 11-4.30pm, Sun 10-3pm. E mail email@example.com for schedule
Bay of Plenty: Saturday 3rd November. Venue: Greerton Hall, Tauranga. Show open 11am – 4pm. Entry $3, children free. Download schedule here Bay of Plenty Show Schedul1 2018
Canterbury: Friday 30th November. Venue: Burwood Hospital.
Feilding: Saturday 17th November. Venue: Coachhouse Museum, 121 South St, Feilding. Open 12 noon – 4pm. Free entry. Download show schedule here 2018 Schedule
Franklin: Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November. Venue: St Andrews Centre, Corner of Queen and Kirk Streets, Waiuku.
Hutt Valley: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November. Venue: Lower Hutt Event Centre, Laings Road, Lower Hutt. Show open Saturday 10th 12noon – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 3.30pm. Download show schedule here SHOW 2018
Manawatu: Sunday 18th November. Venue: Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, Palmerston North. Show open from 12 noon – 4pm. Free entry. Raffles and sales table.
Northland: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November. Venue: Cafler Suite at Forum North in Whangarei. Open Saturday 12noon till 4pm and Sunday 10am till 3.30 pm.
Otago: Saturday 8th December 2018. Venue: Forbury Park Raceway, Victoria Road, Dunedin. Open to the public from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Admission is $5.00 which includes afternoon tea. Roses for sale, plus a fabulous plant stall, raffles, rose identification and cultural advice
South Canterbury: Saturday December 1st and Sunday 2nd December. Venue: Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru. Show opens at 1pm on Saturday 1st. Download show schedule here S C ROSE SOCIETY SHOW Schedule, September 2018
Waikato: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November. Venue Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Cobham Drive, Hamilton. Show open Saturday 10th 12.00pm-5.00pm. Sunday 11th 10.00am -4.00pm. Adults $5. Gold Card Holders $2.50 under 16 free with an adult. Download show schedule here WRS Schedule 2018