After a hiatus of a couple of years because of the Covid 19 pandemic, the World Federation of Roses finally held their Convention in Adelaide, Australia. 

HRNZI nominated Fran Rawling QSM for the World Rose Award for outstanding services to the rose, in this case heritage roses.

We were thrilled to hear our submission had been successful and Doug Grant received the award on Fran’s behalf at the Awards Dinner on Thursday November 3rd.

Please refer to the post on News when she received her QSM for a run down on Fran’s achievements. She is a wonderful inspiration to us all who aspire to conserve the heritage roses of Aotearoa/New Zealand.