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About the Historic Roses Group

Helping members to grow and enjoy roses of the past ;
to conserve them and research their history

… these are the aims of the Historic Roses Group

Founded in 1990 by members of the Royal National Rose Society (RNRS) with a particular interested in roses of historical importance, including those no longer widely grown and rose species and their hybrids.

The Group publishes the Historic Rose Journal twice yearly, mounts exhibits relating to the history of the rose at horticultural shows, arranges garden visits both in the UK and abroad and organises conferences. Currently it is engaged in a project to establish a national collection of British bred roses.

Membership of the Group can be independent of the RNRS

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