About SRS

The Swedish Rose Society was founded in 1987.

There are nearly 900 members, many organized in one of the 12 local groups located from Skåne in the south to Medelpad in the north. The groups have their own program activities and meetings, advertised in Rosenbladet and on the website. The Swedish Rose Society is also a member of the Nordic Rose Society.

Rosenbladet is issued four times a year, in February, April, August and November. This journal is the most important membership benefit and is all in colour.
Because Sweden is such a long country with very diverse climatic conditions, the journal aims at giving advice on rose growing to members from all parts of the country. For instance, it includes an annual survey sent in by members, evaluating the health and hardiness of their roses.
In addition, the society organizes conferences, lectures and tours to public and private rose gardens in Sweden and abroad.

The programmes are in Swedish (see "Kalendarium" on our website. The programmes of the local groups are listed under "Lokalgrupper" on the website.)
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Biodiversity Centre, is responsible for the work related to POM, Programme for Diversity of Cultivated Plants. This programme aims at identifying and preserving cultivated plants in general.

The rose project, started during 2004, aims at identifying and preserving old cultivated roses in Sweden. The Swedish Rose Society and its members, together with rose gardens, botanic gardens, museums, etc.,
take a large part in this work by identifying and locating cultivated roses which can be of interest for POM.
Fees: 225 SEK per year
More information - see World Federation of Rose Societies
COUNTRY: .................... SWEDEN OFFICIAL NAME: ........... Svenska Rosensällskapet / Swedish Rose Society
Email: ............................. srs@svenskros.se Website: .........................www.svenskros.se