PICKERING plant centre and nursery R V Roger is to host the Ryedale Rose Festival next month.

The festival is a major event on the horticultural calendar and takes place on July 7-8 between 10am-5pm.

Highlights include the British Isles Rose Society awards, exhibits from the Amateur Rose Breeders Association, demos and a marquee with more than 1,000 blooms.

Email sales@rvroger.co.uk for a show schedule and entry form. Admission is free.