Today was a very special day for rose lovers — the judging of the Biltmore International Rose Trials. Since 2011, The Biltmore historic rose garden has been home to these trials. It is my extreme pleasure to serve as a juror to the wonderful event that showcases the work of the amateur as well as the professional hybridizers. More about the rose trials here.
Under the supurb direction of Paul Zimmerman of Paul Zimmerman Roses, this event is a highlight in the rose world where after two years of observation in no spray and limited care conditions, the winners are announced. Dressed in our garden party best, the jurors come together to be about the serious work of finding the roses we can look forward to having in our own backyards and yours.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Award of Excellence for Best Established Rose
Honorable John Cecil Award for Open Group
Popcorn Drift / Nova Flora
Edith Wharton Award for Best Floribunda
Tequila Gold / Meilland
Gilded Age Award for Best Climber
FlyingKiss / Ping Lim
Chauncy Beadle Award for Best Shrub
Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant
Peachy Keen / Bill Radler
William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit
Phloxy Baby / Bill Radler
Pauline Merrill Award for Best Hybrid Tea
Cornelia Vanderbilt Cecil Award for Most Fragrant
George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trial (Best in Show)
Savannah / Kordes
JURORS HARD AT PLAY (I mean work!)
Yes, today was a very good day in a very beautiful place!
Thanks for stopping by!
13 thoughts on “ROSE BUZZ: The Biltmore Rose Trial Winners 2015”
It looks like such a fabulous day and didn’t everyone look gorgeous! I am very taken with Pauline, I will be looking out for her in future!!
Pauline was a beauty!
Thank you for this beautiful and informative post T. So glad to see more yellow winners! Safe home!
Love the photos of the beautiful roses! Neat to know the names of the winners but also special to see the shots of them. Delightful to see the attire of those judging too, very special indeed!
So glad you enjoyed Stan!
Thanks Stan. Glad you enjoyed!
I’m so thrilled to have two of my roses mentioned in the Biltmore Trials. The rose chosen as best shrub is not Thrive. It is Peachy Keen.
Hello Bill! CONGRATULATIONS! So glad you stopped by and corrected the rose name. I have Peachy Keen and can’t wait for it to bloom! I so appreciate all you continue to do for the wonderful world of roses!
Thank you so much for posting these pictures! They are wonderful to see! We really missed being there and seeing everyone!
It was so fun to be there but Greg and I sure missed seeing you and Sam!
I just rescued two Queen Elizabeths from Wal-Mart & put them in the front yard. Hoping for good results. Would love to go to Biltmore sometime.
Best of luck with you new rescues! And, do put the Biltmore on you list. You will love it!