WFRS Composition

WFRS is composed of:

An Executive Committee which currently includes:
1 President
1 Executive Director
1 Treasurer
11 Vice-Presidents
1 Immediate Past President
2 President Emeritus

The Executive Committee:

39 National Member Societies:

Rose Society of Argentina
National Rose Society of Australia
Österreichische Rosenfreunde in der Gartenbau-Gesellschaft
Société Royale Nationale Les Amis de la Rose (Belgium)
Bermuda Rose Society
Canadian Rose Society
Asociación Chilena de la Rosa
Chinase Rose Society
Czech Rosa Club
The Danish Rose Society
Finnish Rose Society
Société Française des Roses
Verein Deutscher Rosenfreunde (Germany)
Royal National Rose Society (Great Britain)
Hellenic Rose Society
Hungarian Rose Friends Society
Icelandic Rose Society
Indian Rose Federation
Jerusalem Foundation
Italian Rose Society
Japan Rose Society
Luxembourg Rose Society
Société des Roses de Monaco
Nederlandse Rozenvereniging
New Zealand Rose Society
Rose Society of Northern Ireland
Norwegian Rose Society
Pakistan National Rose Society
Asociatia Amicii Rozelor din Romania
Russian Association of Rosarians
Royal Serbian Rose Society
Slovakia Rose Club
Slovenian Rose Society
Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa
Asociación Española de la Rosa
Swedish Rose Society
Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Rosenfreunde
American Rose Society
Asociación Uruguaya de la Rosa

25 Associate Members:

Rosas Antiguas Argentina, Argentina
Australian Rose Breeders' Association Inc., Australia
Heritage Roses in Australia Inc., Australia
Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos - Vlaamse Overheid, Belgium
Royal Society for Agriculture and Botany, Belgium
Contact:President - Count de Kerchove de Denterghem
Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada
Asociación de la Rosa de Coyhaique, Chile                 
Changzhou G, China
Laizhou Chinese Rose Garden, China    
Shanghai Botanical Garden, China         
Shenzhen Renmin Park & Shenzhen Rose Centre, China                 
Taicang Rose Society, China                  
Geografisk Have, Denmark
Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val de Marne à L'Hay-Les-Roses, France                  
Roses Anciennes en France, France       
Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, France     
Associazione "La Compagnia delle Rose", Italy          
Associazione Roseto Botanico Gianfranco e Carla Fineschi, Italy   
La Tacita S.R.L. Società Agricola, Italy
Flower Festival Commemorative Park, Japan              
The Rose Culture Institute, Japan           
Heritage Roses New Zealand Inc., New Zealand
Quinta do Arco Rose Garden, Portugal  
Associació Amics de les Roses de Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain    

World Conventions

A Fairytale Monarchy

”There lived once a great queen, in whose garden were found, at all seasons, the most splendid flowers, and from every land in the world. She specially loved roses, and therefore she possessed the most beautiful varieties of this flower, from the wild hedge-rose, with its apple-scented leaves, to the splendid Provence rose. They grew near the shelter of the walls, wound themselves round columns and window-frames, and crept along passages and over the ceilings of the halls. They were of every fragrance and colour.”

Thus begins Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ”The loveliest rose in the world”. The essence of the fairytale is The Rose as symbol of love.