World Federation of Rose Societies

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The World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) is an umbrella association of (as of 2015) 39-member countries' national rose societies.[1]

Although founded in 1968[2] in London by 8 constituent countries' rose societies,[3] the WFRS did not have a first meeting until 1971, held in New Zealand.[4]

The WFRS maintains or oversees: a Rose Hall of Fame as well as an Old Rose Hall of Fame (an entry in which has been characterised as an honour "as coveted as Michelin's four stars" for rose aficionados[5]); a World Rose directory; a Rose Locator Database targeting the location of rose cultivars; a Breeder's Club; a "garden of excellence" award;[6] the selection of "world's favourite rose" by vote of delegates of its member-countries;[7] a World Rose Show held every three years;[8] and collects world news on the subject of roses.[1] It also publishes an annual Rose Directory and a bi-annual World Rose News bulletin.[3]

Members[edit]

Society country Society name Year established
 Argentina Rose Society of Argentina 1951[9]
 Australia National Rose Society of Australia 1972[10]
 Austria Österreichische Rosenfreunde in der
Österreichischen Gartenbau-Gesellschaft
N/A
 Belgium Société Royale Nationale 'Les Amis de la Rose'/
Koninklijke Nationale Maatschappij "De Vrienden van de Roos"
1926[11]
 Bermuda Bermuda Rose Society 1954[12]
 Canada Canadian Rose Society 1913[13]
 Chile Asociación Chilena de la Rosa 1998[14]
 Republic of China Chinese Rose Society 1986[15]
 Czech Republic Czech Rosa Club 1968[16]
 Denmark Det Danske Rosenselskab/
The Danish Rose Society (DDRS)
1968[17]
 Finland Suomen Ruususeura r.y. - Finska Rosensällskapet r.f. 1989[18]
 France Société Française des Roses 1896[19]
 Germany Gesellschaft Deutscher Rosenfreunde e.V. 1883[20]
 England Royal National Rose Society 1876[21]
 Greece The Hellenic Rose Society 1996[22]
 Hungary Hungarian Rose-Friends Society    --
 Iceland Icelandic Rose Society (IRS) 2002[23]
 India Indian Rose Federation 1979[24]
 Israel The Wohl Rose Park of Jerusalem    --
 Italy Associazione Italiana della Rosa 1964[25]
 Japan Japan Rose Society(日本ばら会) 1948[26]
 Luxembourg Lëtzebuerger Rousefrënn /
Association Grand-Ducale des Amis de la Rose /
Luxembourg Rose Society
1980[27]
 Monaco Société des Roses de Monaco    --
 Netherlands De Nederlandse Rozenvereniging 1966[28]
 New Zealand New Zealand Rose Society 1931[29]
 Northern Ireland Rose Society of Northern Ireland 1964[30]
 Norway Norwegian Rose Society 1982[31]
 Pakistan Pakistan National Rose Society    --
 Romania Asociatia Amicii Rozelor din Romania 1990[32]
 Russia Russian Association of Rosarians 2007[33]
 Serbia Royal Serbian Rose Society
(Kraljevsko Udruzenje Ljubitelja Ruza Srbije)
2008[34]
 Slovakia Slovak National Rose Society    --
 Slovenia Drustvo Ljubiteljev Vrtnic Slovenije (Slovenian Rose Society)    --
 South Africa Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa 1980[35]
 Spain Asociación Española de la Rose 1996[36]
 Sweden Svenska Rosensällskapet/The Swedish Rose Society 1987[37]
  Switzerland Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Rosenfreunde (GSRF) 1959[38]
 United States American Rose Society 1892[39]
 Uruguay Asociación Uruguaya de la Rosa 1983[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WFRS Homepage". World Federation of Rose Societies. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ Cairns, Thomas; McKinley, Michael D. (2007). All About Roses. Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-696-23217-6.
  3. ^ a b "WFRS About page". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  4. ^ Hessayon, D. G. (1988). The Rose Expert. Herts, England: Waltham Cross. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-903505-47-5.
  5. ^ Brenner, Douglas; Scanniello, Stephen (2009). "Gloire de Dijon". A Rose by Any Name. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-56512-518-6.
  6. ^ Ashby-Coventry, Esther (12 May 2013). "City Proud of a Rose Among Gardens". The Timaru Herald.
  7. ^ O'Neill, Dermot (4 October 2014). "Everything's Coming Up Roses: Enjoy This Lovely Bloom". Irish Independent.
  8. ^ Montgomery, Kay (26 January 2011). "Month of Destiny for your Roses". The Independent.
  9. ^ "Homepage" (in Spanish). Asociación Argentina de Rosicultura. Archived from the original on 17 June 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Homepage". National Rose Society of Australia. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  11. ^ "WFRS database entry for Belgium". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Homepage". Bermuda Rose Society. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  13. ^ Krüssmann, Gerd (November 1, 1981). The Complete Book of Roses. Portland, OR: Timber Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-917304-64-4.
  14. ^ "WFRS database entry for Chile". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  15. ^ "WFRS database entry for China". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Homepage" (in Czech). Czech Rosa Club. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Homepage" (in Danish). Det Danske Rosenselskab. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  18. ^ "WFRS database entry for Finland". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Homepage" (in French). Société Française des Roses. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Homepage" (in German). Gesellschaft Deutscher Rosenfreunde e.V. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  21. ^ "Homepage". Royal National Rose Society. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  22. ^ "WFRS database entry for Greece". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  23. ^ "WFRS database entry for Iceland". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  24. ^ "Homepage". Indian Rose Federation. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  25. ^ "Homepage" (in Italian). Associazione Italiana della Rosa. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  26. ^ "Homepage" (in Japanese). Japan Rose Society. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  27. ^ "Homepage". Luxembourg Rose Society. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  28. ^ "WFRS database entry for The Netherlands". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  29. ^ "Homepage". New Zealand Rose Society. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  30. ^ "Homepage". Rose Society of Northern Ireland. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  31. ^ "WFRS database entry for Norway". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  32. ^ "Homepage". Asociatia Amicii Rozelor din Romania. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  33. ^ "Homepage" (in Russian). Russian Association of Rosarians. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  34. ^ "WFRS database entry for Serbia". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  35. ^ "WFRS database entry for South Africa". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  36. ^ "WFRS database entry for Spain". World Federation of Rose Societies. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  37. ^ "Homepage". Svenska Rosensällskapet. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  38. ^ "Homepage" (in German). Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Rosenfreunde (GSRF). Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  39. ^ "Homepage". American Rose Society. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  40. ^ "Homepage" (in Spanish). Asociación Uruguaya de la Rosa. Retrieved 14 May 2015.