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  • Welcome to our new members!

    We warmly welcome all our new members who joined via the Taster offer, and those who have joined as full members since September.

    We know you are eagerly waiting for your copy of the summer journal which will be posted out just...

  • David Ruston OAM

    March 6, 1930 Renmark - May 19, 2019 Renmark

    David Ruston OAM was known throughout the rose world and indeed, much of the horticultural and floricultural world for his great genius and generosity with everything associated with flowers and especially roses.

  • Sue Zwar remembers David Ruston

    Where does one start with memories of David? He was unique – prodigious memory for anything connected with plants especially roses, known throughout the world for his flamboyant flower arranging amazing knowledge and wicked wicked wit, generous to a fault, but also...

  • Memories of David Ruston OAM

    From Pat Toolan, HRIA national president:

    David was born in Renmark, South Australia in the early hours of 7 March 1930, following his twin brother who was born before midnight on the 6 March. David grew up on a fruit orchard but...

  • Ruston Roses access

    Ruston Roses at Renmark is under new ownership and is not open to the public. HRIA members who need to collect budwood or cuttings for backup gardens are required to liaise first with Shann or Fleur via membership19.20hria@gmail.comto gain access permission and for insurance reasons; if planting...

  • Journal deadlines for 2019

    If you would like to have an article (or several) published in the winter, spring and/or summer Journals, please note the closing dates are 14 June, 10 September and 4 December 2019. 


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