Rosarians in Australia and across the world are looking forward to the 19th World Federation of Rose Societies World Rose Convention – hosted by the National Rose Society of Australia. This Convention has been postponed as a result of COVID-19.
The Convention will now be held from 27 October – 3 November, 2022. The venues initially secured have been retained – the Adelaide Convention Centre has been re-booked and official Convention Hotel, The Intercontinental Hotel, is hoping to retain the same special room rates.
With COVID-19 still active globally, restrictions on travel are likely to remain in place for some time. In addition, the organizers are currently challenged in seeking to finalise costs as both potential sponsors and tourism operators are in shut down mode. More details regarding the new program and tours will be forthcoming later. Hopefully, they will be similar to those in place for 2021.
In the meantime, the Convention Committee encourages everyone to support their fundraising efforts. ‘Unconventional Lady’ was launched by Treloar Roses as a fundraiser for the Convention. This classic Hybrid Tea has large, bright pink, very fragrant blooms on long stems. It is upright and vigorous to 1.7m with good disease resistance, healthy glossy foliage and good repeat flowering. Treloar Roses is generously donating $2 from the sale of each rose. Order online www.treloarroses.com.au or phone 1300 044 852.
Rose Society wines have made over $6,700 for the Convention. Thanks to Patrick of Coonawarra there is an extensive range of quality wines. Order online www.patrickofcoonawarra.com/rose or phone (08) 87373687.