Sep 8th, 2012
Rose Chat Radio welcomes internationally acclaimed rosarian Dr. Tommy Cairns. Dr. Cairns is an internationally renowned rose expert and exhibitor. He is generally regarded as a top authority on all aspects of growing roses holding judging credentials both in the Royal National Rose Society of Great Britain, the American Rose Society and the World Federation of Rose Societies. He has judged international rose shows in South America, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Europe. He served as one of the three float judges at the world famous Rose Parade in Pasadena 2003 and continues to serve as their Judges Orientation Instructor. Prior to his election as President of the World Federation of Rose Societies for 2003-2006, Tommy served as the 50th President of the American Rose Society in 2000-2003. He was editor of both Modern Roses 10 and Modern Roses XI - THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROSES and currently is editor of World Rose News, published twice a year by the World Federation of Rose Societies. His recent literary efforts have been chronicled in Botanica’s Roses and the a series of popular books, namely All About Roses, All About The Easiest Roses to Grow. His latest work is The Ultimate Rose Book, published October 2007 by Abrams, New York Tommy is probably the most decorated rosarian in the world. He was the first recipient of the Joseph & Marion Klima Medal for “Excellence in Rose Education” presented to him by the American Rose Society at the 12th World Rose Convention in Houston, Texas in April 2000. In 2005, Tommy was awarded the prestigious Dean Hole Medal by the Royal National Rose Society, regarded as the top award in the rose world and the only living American to hold this high honor.