Welcome to
The Royal National
Rose Society

for all who love, grow and study the rose

Welcome to the Royal National Rose Society. Since 1876, the RNRS has supported and promoted this most iconic of flowers in all manner of ways, from encouraging best practices in propagation to trialling new species. Membership is open to all and includes unlimited access to our website, which offers guidance on all aspects of rose growth and care, together with all year round entry to the Society's showpiece Gardens of the Rose in Hertfordshire. Explore our pages to find out more about the Gardens themselves, the Society's work in general and the important benefits you can enjoy as an RNRS member.

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Paul Rochford, President

Gardens of the Rose

The Gardens of the Rose are located in Hertfordshire, just outside St Albans and barely five minutes from… more >

Join us today

Become a member of the Royal National Rose Society and join a worldwide community of rose… more >

Wedding Ceremonies

We are delighted to have recently been granted our Civil Ceremony licence, which enables us… more >

Members Area

Support and advice at the click of a button – and a chance to air and share your views on all rose… more >


The Royal National Rose Society is entirely reliant on the contributions of individuals like you….more >

The Gardens of the Rose are now closed for the 2016 season except for special events & will re-open on Saturday 10th June 2017

However, our website is open year round!
So be sure to visit our Gift Shop and upcoming Events pages.

Kind regards, The RNRS Team