The Auckland Rose Society Annual Show and Competition

The Auckland Rose Society Annual Show and Competition will be held this year at the

(Opposite Holy Trinity Cathedral Parnell)

10 St Stephens Ave Parnell

20th & 21st of November 2021

Pruning: As a general rule of thumb for those wishing to exhibit it is suggested that pruning is done 90 days prior to the show weekend.

The more people we have exhibiting the better our show will be!

With both Novice and Open Classes there is an opportunity for everyone to
enter roses in the show and to try their hand at exhibiting.

You have grown them- why not show them!!!

Rose Pruning at Parnell Rose Gardens- Dove-Myer Robinson Park

Saturday 26th June 2021
** Rose Pruning Demonstration **

Time: 1.30pm- 2.30 pm
Venue: Parnell Rose Gardens
St Georges Bay Road, Parnell
Street Parking Available

Meet at the Archway
Please bring secateurs, gloves, and a bucket for prunings which are to be put in the skip on site.
Loppers and pruning saws also welcome if you have them.
Expert advice on pruning of hybrid tea roses and climbing roses.
(Please note there will be no alternate date if it rains).

Auckland Rose Society – 75th Anniversary

The Auckland Rose Society celebrated its 75th Anniversary on Saturday 27th February. A Vintage High Tea was served for guests and members at the Auckland Horticultural Council venue at 956 Great North Road. A huge vote of thanks to the organising committee and friends. The Anniversary Cake was cut by our Patron and our newest member. Thanks also to Kings Plant Barn, Yates and Kiwi Gardener magazine for their ongoing support of the Auckland Rose Society.

Up Coming Events

We have moved to the new Auckland Horticultural Council venue, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022.

  • At the Auckland Rose Society meeting on Saturday 22nd May, Martin Keay will be giving a presentation on Heritage Roses, Perennials and more.
  • On Saturday 26th June members of the Auckland Rose Society will be holding a pruning demonstration at the Parnell Rose Gardens 1:30pm – 3:00pm.
  • Keep a look out as we update the Website and Facebook page, we have events organised every month for the rest of the year and beyond.

We are all looking forward to catching up with you and sharing the love of roses.

Happy gardening.


As a result of increased Covid-19 alert the Auckland Rose Society will cancel/postpone all future meetings until further notice.

We will keep in touch via our Web page, Facebook, and for members through the magazine and emails.

Keep safe and stay well, and happy gardening!

Auckland Rose Society Annual Competition and Show

All welcome! Come and see the best Roses in Auckland, exhibited by Rose Society members during our major event of the year, at the beautiful historic Selwyn Library.

10 St Stephens Ave, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

Saturday 20th November open to the public from 11am to 4.15pm
Sunday 21st  November open to the public from 10am to 3pm

ARS members who are exhibiting – please see the show schedule for staging times.