NI Centenary Rose

This beautiful rose was specially produced for the Centenary and planted in the Granville Garden of Hillsborough Castle. The NI Centenary Rose was bred by Colin Dickson, of Dickson’s Roses, Newtownards. This rose, which was pollinated in 2013, has an excellent pedigree; its parentage is Mr Dickson's “Storyteller” rose which won a gold medal for Best Floribunda at the Belfast International rose trials in 2020, and a Kordes rose, “Moment in Time” which was the 2012 Rose Of The Year.

A blend of rose pink, ivory and pale yellow semi-double blooms, this unique rose flowers profusely all season. It will be available to purchase from October 2021.

A Centenary Rose was also presented to Her Majesty The Queen for planting in a garden of her choosing.

There was also a decorative rose pin designed and produced in the UK, to be worn at Centenary events, and given to programme participants. A small number were available to purchase with proceeds going to charity.

The hand-made pin was designed in partnership by UK company Timeline to resemble the Centenary rose planted at Hillsborough Castle to recognise the Centenary of Northern Ireland.

TimeLine was founded by Nicholas Humphery-Smith almost 30 years ago as a company designing and making products for the heritage market. Over the years he has worked on designing and producing a large range of jewellery inspired by the Victoria and Albert, exclusively designed miniature Crowns under the Crowns & Regalia brand for Historic Royal Palaces and many other commissions. 

The company is a strong UK brand in its sector and part of the Ancestors Group of brands designing, manufacturing and supplying bespoke products in the UK and around the World.