Here, the Roses were neither so numerous nor so fine as at the Crystal Palace: some hot days intervening, told their tale in a marked manner. Of Roses, the best 72 came from Messrs Paul & Son, comprising grand blooms of Baronne de Rothschild, Madame Furtado, Alfred Colomb, very fine; Senateur Vaisse, Marquise de Mortemart, Madame Therese Levet, Dr Andry, Marie Baumann, Black Prince, Pierre Notting, Prince Camille de Rohan, Leopold Hausburg, and Xavier Olibo, etc. In the second prize collection, staged by Mr J. Cranston - Annie Wood, Alice Dureau, Lord Herbert, Reine du Midi, Francoise Fontaine, Alfred Colomb, Charles Lefevre, Due de Rohan, Centifolia rosea, and Madame Charles Crapelet, were shown in prime condition. The best 48, 3 trusses of each, also came from Messrs Paul & Son, - magnificently coloured blooms of Prince Camille de Rohan, Madame Rivers, Alfred Colomb, Prince de Portia, Antoine Ducher, Marguerite Dombrain, Camille Bernardin, Marquise de Mortemart, Madame Clemence Joigneaux, etc. The next best lot came from Mr Turner, amongst which Duke of Edinburgh, Alfred Colomb, Jean Lambert, Madame Charles Crapelet, Marechal Niel, Camille Bernardin, Xavier Olibo, and La Duchesse de Morny, were in very fine order.

For 24 Hybrid Perpetual varieties only, 3 trusses of each, Mr J. Cranston was first, with a capital lot, comprising, amongst others, large well-finished blooms of Alfred Colomb, Madame Vidot, Annie "Wood, Antoine Ducher, Alfred de Rougemont, Josephine de Beauharnais, and Marie Baumann, etc. Class six was for 24, 1 truss of each, open to nurserymen only; and the first prize was secured by Mr Turner. His best blooms were Marechal Niel, Alfred Colomb, Miss Ingram, Exposition de Brie, Black Prince, Baronne de Rothschild, Prince Camille de Rohan, and Ten Acres. Mr Keynes came in second, showing large and good blooms of Josephine de Beauharnais, Xavier Olibo, Antoine Ducher, and Madame Charles Wood.

In the amateurs' class for 48, the Rev. E. N. Pochin stood pre-eminently first: his blooms of Charles Lefevre, John Hopper, Marechal Niel, Dr Andry, Alfred Colomb, Comtesse de Chabrilland, Monsieur Boncenne, Comte Cavour, Fisher Holmes, Duchesse de Caylus, Pierre Notting, Leopold Premier, Comte de Nan-teuil, and Triomphe de Caen were really magnificent. Mr W. Ingle, gardener to Mrs Round, Colchester, took the second prize. In class 8, for 36, the Rev. E. N. Pochin again occupied the first position. In this collection were grand blooms of Prince Camille de Rohan, Due de Wellington, Dr Andry, Victor Verdier, Louise Peyronny, La Duchesse de Morny, Marechal Niel, Madame MacMahon, Fisher Holmes, Senateur Vaisse, Comtesse Chabrilland, and the best finished and most refined bloom of Felix Genero in the exhibition. The best 12 new Roses of 1868 or 1869 were sent by Messrs Paul & Son, consisting of Reine Blanche, Edward Morren, Julie Touvais, Duke of Edinburgh, Marquise de Mortemart, Devienne Laing, Mdlle. Eugenie Verdier, Perfection de Lyon, Souvenir de Monsieur Poiteau, Nardy Freres, Thyra Hammerich, etc.

Mr Turner supplied the next best, his finest blooms being Clemence Raoux and Miss Poole. The best new Rose of 1868 was Duke of Edinburgh, from Messrs Paul & Son; Miss Ingram, from Mr Turner, coming in secoud. Edward Morren, shown by Messrs Paul & Son, was the best of the new varieties for 1869; Emilie Hausburg, a beautifully-formed Hybrid Perpetual, from Mr J. Fraser, Lea Bridge, was placed second; Mr Turner was third with Comtesse de Hainault, and Mr Keynes fourth with Edward Morren. Amongst yellow Roses, Marechal Niel occupied the first position, Messrs Paul & Son and Mr Keynes both exhibiting this variety in fine order.