Vale Noelene Drage

It is with deep sadness that we inform members of the passing of long-term HRIA member Noelene Drage on 10th September 2023. Instrumental in forming the Perth Region in 1991, Noelene became its first Coordinator and went on to become […]

Novotel Glen Waverley

Conference 2023

The 2023 Heritage Roses in Australia Conference is to be held in Melbourne and surrounds – Friday 27th to Monday 30th October, 2023. Post Tour 31 October and 1 November 2023 (Limited Numbers) For further details or to register:    […]

David Ruston OAM Heritage Rose Conservation Grant

This grant honours the work of the late David Ruston in the collection, conservation and promotion of heritage roses. The rose garden he created in Renmark SA was previously recognised as the Australian National Rose Collection. The Grant: The grant […]

Vale – Gillian Batchen

5th September 2021 Gillian joined Heritage Roes in Australia Inc. during the early days of Heritage Roses in Sydney, NSW. She was on the committee from the beginning and was one of the main instigators in the ‘Rose Rescue’ operation […]

Vale – Hillary Merrifield

Long-term HRIA member Hillary Merrifield passed away on the 9th of September 2021. Hillary was respected both in Australia and overseas as an expert on heritage roses, especially Tea roses , and the many friends she made through roses were […]

Past HRIA Journals

Electronic versions of some past Journals are filed in the National Library and are accessible via Trove from 6 months after they were added. These are archival versions (ie with personal contact details removed) of 2011, 2012, 2013 summer, […]

Sic transit gloria mundi: David Ruston’s Roses

HRIA Journal 43: 3, spring 2021, pp 38-39. Margaret Furness, Barossa & Beyond. (Updated from the Rose Letter, August 2020, of the Historic Roses Group, USA, and printed with permission.) David Ruston OAM, rosarian par excellence and first president of […]

WFRS Conservation & Heritage

Check out the Conservation and Heritage section of the World Federation of Rose Societies “By Any Other Name” (BAON) is the newsletter of the Conservation and Heritage section of the World Federation of Rose Societies. See the link below […]

Vale Sue Kingsford

Vale – Sue Kingsford

It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Sue Kingsford of Roses and Friends Nursery and dear friend to so many in HRIA.

Heritage Roses in Australia Inc. Awards: Nominations

These awards will be made at the Fifteenth National Conference in November 2020. The criteria for each award are listed below, and nominations are called for from a State, a Regional Group or a financial member, as indicated. Please nominate […]