Rose Locator

  • Privacy Privacy

    This policy sets out how we will use and protect your personal data. Roses UK takes the privacy of your personal data seriously and is committed to complying with relevant legal requirements relating to use of your data.

    What data we will collect

    • When you sign up for a service we will collect certain contact and other information in order to provide you with and administer the service.
    • We may also track the pages on our site which are visited. This is in order to be able to improve the way in which our website operates.

    How we will use your data

    • We will use your data in order to be able to provide you with and administer relevant services, and/or to respond to queries which you raise, as well as for other normal business purposes.
    • Unless you have opted out of such use, we may also use your contact details to send you information about updates to our services, special offers and other news. Information may also be disclosed where legally required or in the context of relevant legal proceedings, where it is fair and reasonable to make such disclosure.


    • We use "cookies" on this site. Cookies are small pieces of computer code which are stored on your computer's hard drive and which are intended to improve your use of this site.
    • Cookies can be disabled by amending the Internet options in your browser.


    • This Privacy Policy applies just to this website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites.
    • We have appropriate security measures in place to ensure the security of your data.
    • We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.
  • Growing and Planting Advice

    Roses are easy to grow, here are some basic guidelines.


    A good site
    Plant in an open sunny position, away from trees or large shrubs.

    Suitable soil
    Plant in well drained, reasonably fertile soil. It’s important not to plant new roses in ground where existing rose plants have been long established.

    The right plants
    Buy quality roses from nurserymen or garden centres you can rely on; seek advice if in doubt about what to have.

    Preparing the soil
    Dig the ground to clear it of weeds, mix in old manure, compost, leafmould or other available food do this a month before you intend to plant.

    Plant correctly
    Firmly and at the right depth.

    Basic advice is to cut bush and patio roses the first spring after planting to leave only 75-100mm (3-4in) on each stem. Give other types of roses a light trim. Visit one of the pruning demonstrations given in the spring by your local Garden Centre, Nursery or the Royal National Rose Society.

    After care
    For new plants, check they have stayed firm, tread around them and water any that are slow to produce leaves in spring, apply rose fertiliser when they begin to grow. For older plants, mulch them (i.e. cover the soil between them) to feed them and improve the soil, Garden Centres stock many suitable materials. Use rose fertiliser when they begin to grow. Spray if you need to but remember that good plants properly grown and fed will better resist nature’s troubles.

  • Links

    Please Note: Roses UK is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

  • Find That Rose

    Looking for a specific Rose?
    Looking for the latest varieties?
    Looking for an old favourite?
    Looking for a Nursery who can supply it?
    Where to look for a Rose Field or display garden to visit?
    Trying to find a variety with a particular Christian name or to celebrate a special event?
    Want to know what roses are sold to help charity funds?
    Which growers export?

    Find all the answers to these questions and much more in the latest publication of

    A listing of over 3,000 Rose varieties and who grows them.
    Also information on where to see roses in bloom.
    Pages packed with information - essential for all Rose lovers - together with a sprinkling of colour pictures.



    All this and a Rose Discount Voucher towards purchases of roses from select members.


    Price £4.00 including postage.  


    Cheques made payable to 'Find that Rose', should be sent to:

    The Editor
    303 Mile End Road
    CO4 5EA

  • British Rose Group

    Horticultural Trades Association British Rose Group


    To promote the commercial success of all members



    - To increase the home and overseas markets for roses sold by members
    - Support for Roses UK in generic marketing and website development
    - Support for roses within HTA pr and marketing programme
    - Support the Gardens of the Rose (RNRS) at St Albans - the national showcase

  • BARB

    The British Association of Rose Breeders


    When the 1964 Plant Varieties and Seeds Act came in to force the first ornamentals scheme to be implemented was for roses. Swift organisation within the ornamentals sector in the UK meant that rose breeders were able to protect their new varieties under the new law.


    The British Association of Rose Breeders (BARB) was formed in 1973 with the objective to encourage, improve and extend the introduction and growing of new Rose varieties under Plant Breeders' Rights by the best means that justly and conjointly advance the well-being of breeders, growers, users and the varieties themselves.

    BARB is a non-profit making, unincorporated association, whose Members are breeders, or representatives of breeders, of vegetatively propagated ornamental plant varieties. As a trade association it represents its Members' interests to Government and Industry bodies nationally and internationally. It also provides an economic licensing, monitoring and royalty collection service to its Members and aims to promote the benefits of new varieties generically to its registered licensees in the nursery trade.

    On behalf of its members BARB currently administers in excess of 700 protected rose varieties from some 35 different raisers of roses, including amateur breeders; it has on its database approximately 55 registered licensed growers. These Rose varieties are offered to the trade on an annual basis in the form of a product schedule (catalogue).

    Maintenance and enforcement of Plant Breeders' Rights "on the ground" is undertaken by Field Officers who conduct regular visits to licensed growers to ensure that crop returns are accurately recorded.

    UK Membership of BARB currently stands at 17 and a full-time general manager, Ian Kennedy, runs the business of the Secretariat. The Association is funded by a combination of membership subscriptions and an annual levy based on units administered on behalf of each Member.

    Download the BARB Members List in Microsoft Word format.

    Further information is available from:

    1st Floor
    12A North Street 
    PO10 7DQ

    Tel: 01243-389532