>Rose Shows – Horticulture Division


The Horticulture Division is the backbone of any rose show and allows people who attend to experience a multitude of roses in one place.

The sections of entry outlined here are only a few of the classes in which you may enter your roses. Some of the others are: Floribunda, Grandiflora, Climbers, Modern Shrubs, Old Garden Roses, Miniature and Miniflora. If you grow it, there is a class of entry for it!

Hybrid Tea Roses

Rose “N” Crystal
If you have a beautiful bloom and ugly foliage, display your rose in this manner.

Miniature Roses – Cycle Of Bloom Entry
In “Bud”, At “Exhibition Stage” & “Fully Open”

Hybrid Teas lined up. It is from this Section that the coveted “Queen Of Show” is selected.

2010 Queen of Show
“Louise Estes” – Hybrid Tea
Exhibited by Dr. & Mrs. Harold Settle of Cropwell, AL
59th Annual Birmgham Rose Show
May 7 & 8 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Show entries accepted Sat 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Judging 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Show Opens to the public Sat & Sun 1 – 5 p.m.


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
This entry was posted in Rose Show, Rose Society, Stories. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to >Rose Shows – Horticulture Division

  1. >Look at all those pretty roses! Thanks for sharing the rose in a bowl idea! Looks elegant!


  2. Lona says:

    >There is a lot that goes into showing roses I have learned from you. Do you take them in as a bud or already open Chris?


  3. greggo says:

    >kinda reminds me of a dog show. So do you guys run around the show building. Just kidding!! What a great way to show all your hard work.


  4. debsgarden says:

    >Hooray! Finally i am able to comment on your blog again. The rose show should be a feast for rosarians. All those beautiful blooms. I don't know how the judges decide which roses are the best.


  5. >Jenn: I love the roses in crystal too!Lona: Roses are exhibited at "exhibition" stage which is about 1/4 to 1/2 open.Greggo: have you ever seen the movie "best in show"? subtract the dog and add in roses and there you have it…..Deb: so glad to see your post. Sorry you were having trouble posting. Judges are not allowed to judge a show in their hometowns. Guess that keeps them objective. I'm not sure I could ever judge a show. i'd just put a blue ribbon on everything and go home! 🙂


I Appreciate Your Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s