Every May since 2001, the rose garden at the Parc de Cervantes has been home to the Barcelona International New Rose Competition.

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - May 3rd, 2012 - Every May since 2001, the rose garden at the Parc de Cervantes has been home to the Barcelona International New Rose Competition. 2012 will be no different with the competition taking place form May 6th-8th in the same stunning setting that is Parc de Cervantes.

Participants from all over the world are drawn by this international competition which awards a total of seven different prizes with the top award, simply called ‘Barcelona’ going to the best new rose of the show that year. As well as the glory of the competitions most coveted award, the winning rose will also win a place of honour alongside other winning roses from previous years.

Those seeking to travel to Barcelona for the competition will want to book accommodation well ahead of time. Whilst most hotels in Barcelona won’t be in their peak season yet, availability could be an issue as Barcelona is a popular holiday destination throughout most of the year but particularly during the spring and summer months.
All roses entered in the competition have been created by professional plant breeders and have never seen by the public before, making the event a truly "new" rose competition. In 2011, there were 61 new rose varieties presented, created by 16 different plant breeders from 7 countries. 2012 promises to be an equally successful year.

Expedia.co.uk offers a wide range of hotels and flights, so book a trip to Barcelona this May and don’t forget to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of one of Barcelona’s premier horticultural events.

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