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National Spring Rose Show

National Spring Rose Show

See thousands of beautiful roses exhibited by leading rose enthusiasts from around New Zealand at the 2021 National Rose Show in Palmerston North. There will also be a display celebrating 50 years of international rose trials being held in the city, displays from local floral art groups and displays from leading rose nurseries, Heritage Roses New Zealand and the Palmerston North Horticultural Society. The official opening of the show by the Mayor of Palmerston North Grant Smith will be at 2pm on Saturday 27th. There is a Meet the rose breeders seminar at 3pm on the same day with rose breeders Rob Somerfield, Samantha Matthews, Doug Grant, John Ford and Hamish Cheetham in attendance. Chris Thompson from Bioforce will do a presentation on biological control of rose pests from 4pm Rose plants will be for sale including the new rose ‘Pride of Palmy’ named for the 50th anniversary of rose trials in the city by its breeder Rob Somerfield.

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