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International Rose Trials

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 23-24 August 2018.

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.

What awards has the park won?

The City of Glasgow International Rose Garden in Tollcross Park was awarded an Award of Garden Excellence in 2009 by The World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS). There are only 35 gardens worldwide with this prestigious award.

Who are the 2017 winners?


       The Lord Provost Cup - AM 129 FLO (Meilland Roses)


Gold Medal - Purple Moon (Colin Dickson)


       Silver Medal - Rosee Du Matin ( Andre Eve / Jerome


    Silver Medal - Bordeaux (W Kordes & Sons)

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