with regret that we have to advise of the Winding Up
of the Darling Downs Rose Society Inc.
Society has been an institution in Toowoomba for the
past 30 years having been Incorporated in September
1991, and the decision to close the club was a
difficult one for its members.
institutions have been lost to communities over the
past number of years and the cause is hard to work
out. Whatever the reason, it has been a gradual
decline and DDRS has succumbed due to the steady
decrease in membership and the inability to attract
would like to recognise here, those members who have
shared their experience, knowledge and love of
roses, and given of their time and expertise, to
make the club the great success it has been for such
a long period of time.
friends have been made and lives shared!
good news is that our membership has been
transferred to the Queensland Rose Society and the
Darling Downs will come under their stewardship and
be identified as QRS – Darling Downs.
Darling Downs members are planning to continue to
get together on a regular basis and will endeavour
to stage both the Autumn and Spring Rose Shows
brighter note, congratulations must be extended to
John and Sylvia Gray for receiving the “Australian
Bred Rose of the Year 2022” award for their rose
is an outstanding garden rose and many would know
that this particular rose was also awarded the
“American Rose Trials Sustainability Award”.
good one to have in your garden!!
AND SMELL THE ROSES”