I asked some officers of the RHA if I could post this and they gave me the okay so here it is.
As many of you know we are doing an Amateur Rose Trials here at the Ashdown Rosarium. We would love to have as many breeders as possible enter the trials. The link to the rules is posted below.
I read the thread concerning the trials at ARC and it seems many of you would like to see as many trials/test grounds as possible. Hopefully we can provide another one.
A couple of notes that are not in the rules. This is not meant to replace any other trials. Some of you have raised this issue with me in private and I’d like to say publicly they aren’t
No one who works at Ashdown will be on either jury including myself. I feel that would be unfair because not only do we see the roses every day, but we know who they belong to. We won’t even know the running scores as they will be kept and tallied by one of the Directors of the Rosarium.
Since you are the breeders we would love feedback and suggestions on the rules. Feel free to suggest any changes you think might help.
Lastly I admit I was not aware of RHA until I announced the Trials and someone told me about you. We have been members of ARBA for many years. We will be joining RHA this week and look forward to becoming members. If there is anything we can do to help please don’t hesitate to call on us.