ROSE OF THE YEAR

Rose Of The Year was introduced in 1982 and its aim is to discover by trials the best rose(s) in any given year.


Rose breeders are invited, through Roses UK, to enter what they consider to be the best of their up and coming varieties in to the Rose of the Year competition; generally up to 20 varieties are submitted annually.

Trials are conducted throughout the UK from as far north as Aberdeen, to Hampshire in the South, Northern Ireland and East Anglia with the varieties trialled in different soil and climate conditions.

The trial lasts for a two year period and is judged by both amateurs and professional with the most worthy variety being selected as Rose Of The Year. Selection is some 6 years in advance of its availability to allow for the building up of sufficient stock levels for its introduction to the public.

A selection of Rose of the Year  varieties are on display at Roath Park, Cardiff.

Past Winners

Mountbatten (1982)
Mountbatten (1982)
Beautiful Britain (1983)
Beautiful Britain (1983)
Gentle Touch (1986)
Gentle Touch (1986)
Glad Tidings (1989)
Glad Tidings (1989)
 Harvest Fayre (1990)
Harvest Fayre (1990)
Melody Maker (1991)
Melody Maker (1991)
Top Marks (1992)
Top Marks (1992)
Festival (1994)
Festival (1994)
Chatsworth (1995)
Chatsworth (1995)
Magic Carpet (1996)
Magic Carpet (1996)
Sunset Boulevard (1997)
Sunset Boulevard (1997)
Fascination (1999)
Fascination (1999)
Irish Eyes (2000)
Irish Eyes (2000)
Great Expectations (2001)
Great Expectations (2001)

Best of the Best

Many of the previous ROTY winners have shown their popularity over a number of years and included in a list of what are considered to be 'The Best of the Best' are the following:

Amber Queen (1984)
Amber Queen (1984)
Polar Star (1985)
Polar Star (1985)
Sweet Magic (Joint 1987)
Sweet Magic (Joint 1987)
Sweet Dream (1988)
Sweet Dream (1988)
Royal William (Joint 1987)
Royal William (Joint 1987)
Dawn Chorus (1993)
Dawn Chorus (1993)
Penny Lane (1998)
Penny Lane (1998)
Simply The Best (2002)
Simply The Best (2002)
Rhapsody In Blue (2003)
Rhapsody In Blue (2003)
Golden Memories (2004)
Golden Memories (2004)
Summertime (2005)
Summertime (2005)
Champagne Moment (2006)
Champagne Moment (2006)

 

 

Hot Chocolate (Novelty 2006)

 

Tickled Pink ROTY 2007

 

Tickled Pink (2007)

 

Sweet Haze (2008)

 Lucky! (2009)

Super Trouper (Novelty 2010)

 

Absolutely Fabulous (2010) 



Joie de Vivre (2011)

Moment in Time (2012)

You're Beautiful (2013)

 

 

 

 Lady Marmalade (2014)

   

 

 

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