26 June, 2021

 

The 2nd International Trial of New Roses of Nyon will take place on June 26 *

*sanitary conditions and rules permitting on that date

 

2021 Edition – a promising trial

 

Listed in the calendar of the World Federation, the 2nd International Trial of New Roses of Nyon will take place on June 26*

*sanitary conditions and rules permitting on that date

 

26 breeders from 12 countries (Belgium, China, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, New-Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Spain) and 90 varieties have been listed for this new edition of 2021. The roses to be judged were planted in March 2019 and March 2020, depending on their category. The Jury have since started their first evaluations.

First “Zero Treatment” Trial

Since its’ creation, the International Trial in Nyon is the first trial in the world to ban all treatments for the professionally-bred roses in the competition.  As a result, the conditions of the trial will perfectly mirror the garden conditions of environmentally-conscious rose lovers.

The new rose varieties in the trial are planted and taken care of by the Service des Espaces verts et fôrets (Parks and Gardens Department) in a specially created rose garden.

Organised by the Committee for the International Trial of New Roses of Nyon, under the auspices of the Société Romand des Amis de la Rose et de l’Horticulture and the Parks and Gardens Department of the Ville de Nyon, with the support of the World Federation of Rose Societies, this unique Swiss trial has distinguished itself, since the first edition, by being the first trial to ban all chemical and biological treatment of the roses, as well as welcoming Chinese varieties.

 

«The International Trial of New Roses of Nyon is passionate about supporting fraternity and peace, symbols of the Rose. The WFRS is delighted to see a new trial in Switzerland that is remarkable thanks to its innovative character and for the respect for the environment. It is a wonderful challenge that will surely delight the breeders.”

Henrianne de Briey, Présidente de la Fédération mondiale des sociétés de roses (WFRS)

 

Technical evaluation

The new varieties inscribed in the Trial are divided into six categories: Hybrid teas, Bed Roses, Miniatures, Landscape, Ground Cover and Climbers

The development of the new varieties are judged on seven separate occasions between the month of May in the year the roses were planted, and the month of June of the following year. The judges are part of a permanent jury made up of 8 specialists of garden roses. At each visit, points are awarded according to the rules established by the World Federation of Rose Societies (30 points for the vegetation, 30 points for the flowers, 30 points for natural resistance to pests and diseases, 10 points for the fragrance.)

In mid-June in the year following planting, an international jury, made up of keen rose growers and specialists, will give their verdict on the day of the International Trial, following the same criteria.

The average of the scores from the permanent jury (60%) and the average of the scores from the international jury (40%) allow the awarding of medals and certificates, if the scores attain the relevant levels. The climbing roses and landscape roses have an additional year of judging before the international jury assesses them.

For a Gold Medal, the variety must obtain a minimum of 73 points, for a Silver Medal this is beween 68 and 72 points, for a Certificate of Merit, between 63 and 6 points.

The variety that is awarded the most points, in any category, will win the Rose d’Or de Nyon (the Golden Rose of Nyon.) An independent jury of three perfumers (noses) will award the Coupe du Parfum (Fragrance Award.)

 

 

The success of the first edition of 2020 was to capitalise on the Municipality of Nyon who immediately and enthusiastically supported the project, the 27 rose breeders who sent us their recent creations, and the Parks and Gardens Department of the Ville de Nyon, who, with competence and know-how, manage the growing of the roses, and the permanent jury and the international jury who undertook their task with seriousness and professionalism. In this way, Nyon is a shining example of environmental management. »

Dr Gérald Meylan, Past Président WFRS, Commissaire du concours 2020 et 2021

 

List of winners 2020

Photo gallery 2020

Why a rose jury in Nyon ?

Roses have been, for millennia, the most popular of flowers. They can be found in a huge number of countries, either in their indigenous or cultivated forms.

Garden roses have been the subject of an enormous amount of research. The current rose breeders in Europe, North and South America, in Asia and Australasia create dozens of new varieties every year, destined to embellish parks and gardens,

Since 2015, there has no longer been an international rose trial in Switzerland. The Municipality of the Ville de Nyon has accepted the challenge of organising this prestigious trial, unique in Switzerland.

Thus, under the auspices of the World Federation of Rose Societies, Switzerland has found its place again, among the organisers of rose trials such as Paris, Baden-Baden, Madrid, Rome, Monaco, Belfast, Tokyo and Adelaide.

International trials of new roses test the value of new varieties, judging in particular, the vigour of the plant, the flowering, the natural resistance to pests and diseases, the decorative aspect and the fragrance.

The trial is closely allied with a policy of land development, the protection of the environment and the beautification of towns, villages and private properties. By being located in a space that is temporarily open to the public, the trial can help to raise awareness among the inhabitants about the evolution of nature, plants and cultural techniques.

By their initiative, the Municipality of Nyon is contributing to the active development of an environment that promotes plants that are naturally resistant to pests and diseases. In this regard, the rules of the Nyon trial specify, and this is the only trial in the world to do this, that all chemical and biological treatments are prohibited.

The organising committee of the International Competition of the New Rose of Nyon aims to put in place the necessary framework conditions for the organisation of a high quality trial and to take care of the contacts with the professional breeders as well as with several authorities of the World Federation of Rose Societies and with the Société Romande des Amis des Roses et de l’Horticulture.

Who we are

The organising committee of the International Competition of the New Rose of Nyon aims to put in place the necessary framework conditions for the organisation of a high quality trial and to take care of the contacts with the professional breeders as well as with several authorities of the World Federation of Rose Societies and with the Société Romande des Amis des Roses et de l’Horticulture.

 

The organising committee

 

 

President:
Jean-Luc Pasquier

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Vice-president:
Fabienne Freymond Cantone

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Vice-president – President SRARH:
Raymond Tripod

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President of the Permanent Jury:
Hugues Rubattel

 

Secretary-Treasurer:
Hester Macdonald

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Technical Commissaire:
Gérald Meylan

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