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Celebrating the City of Glasgow International Rose Trials and Parks 2023

What is it?

The International Rose Trials take place each year within Tollcross Park. New rose varieties are planted each year and once established, the roses are regularly inspected by a panel of experts. Over two summers the roses are assessed for their health, beauty of flower, freedom of bloom, and general effect.

The International Rose Trials will take place between 24-25 August 2023.

What awards are given at the International Rose Trials?

Awards are made to the breeders of the most successful varieties as follows:

  • Golden prize of the City of Glasgow.
  • Gold medal.
  • Silver medals.
  • Tollcross fragrance prize.
  • Certificates of merit.
  • Certificates of commendation.
  • People's choice.

Members of the public also have the opportunity to participate in assessing the roses and an award 'The People's Choice' is made to the breeder of the rose variety receiving most votes in the public judging competition.

International Rose Trials 2020 - Winners

sweet syrie  

Sweet Syrie
R Harkness & Co

Golden Prize of the City of Glasgow
The Lord Provost's Cup


Kiss Me Kate
W Kordes & Sohne

Gold Medal


A Chacun Son Everest
Roses Anciennes-Eve

Silver Medal

10. Pristine

Jan Spek Rozen B.V.

Silver Medal



Kiss Me Kate
W Kordes & Sohne

Tollcross Fragrance Prize


No public judging due to Covid-19

The People's Choice

2. Cherry Girl (1)

Cherry Girl
W Kordes & Sohne

Best Established Rose

NJ 2005 385

NJ2005 385
Nirp International

Certificate of Merit

 6. Oxana (DIC Diadatop)

Oxana DIC Diadatop

Certificate of Merit

11. meizolnil

Meilland International

Certificate of Merit

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