Monaco rejoices in roses

Photo: Michaël Alesi/DC
Photo: Michaël Alesi/DC

The fourth edition of the Monaco International Rose Competition took place at the Princess Grace Rose Garden on Friday, May 4, organised by the Prince’s Government and the Société des Roses de Monaco, presided over by Yves G. Piaget.

The competition, sponsored by the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) and sponsored by Maison Piaget, stands apart from other international pink competitions in that the flowers presented are grown in pots and not in the open ground, showcasing varieties suited for terraces, balconies and small gardens.

Photo: Michaël Alesi/DC
Photo: Michaël Alesi/DC

A total of 78 varieties were presented by 23 growers from 11 countries, with an International Jury made up of representatives from Belgium, Spain, France, Japan, Switzerland and Monaco. The seasoned experts were tasked with selecting the best roses in a number of categories: Tea hybrids, Multiple flowers, Ground cover roses, shrub roses and mini shrubs.

Based on points awarded on a scale of 100, and an evaluation grid established by the WFRS, gold and silver medals and certificates of merit were awarded.
Monaco Town Hall also offered the “Coupe du parfum” to the most fragrant rose variety. The National Council of Monaco has awarded the “Innovation Prize” and the Société des Roses de Monaco, presided over by Yves G. Piaget.presented the “Coup de cœur”.

Maison Piaget offered an exceptional prize: a trophy reflecting the stylistic elements of its Piaget Rose collection. The rose gold jewel is set with a diamond pistil and can be worn as a brooch or pendant.


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