How do I name a real rose that I can grow in my garden?

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If you want to name a real rose and grow it in your garden you need to become a very good Botanist. So please do not be fooled into naming a rose and having a seed or rose bush sent to your door. It just does not work that way. To find out more there are various organisations that can help, such as the Royal National Rose Society.

Where can I find out more?

UK Plants Variety Office and Seeds Division and the UK Plants Breeders' Rights Handbook

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, maintains an international plant name database with Harvard University and the Australian National Herbarium:

Royal Horticultural Society's guide to plant naming

UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) - Protected Plants

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