Hortico's Roses by Sam McGredy

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Sam McGredy
Born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, Dr. Samuel McGredy was named after his father, grandfather and great-grandfather who established the nursery at Woodside in Portadown, all four generations being rose breeders. Traveling the world at an early age, Sam selected what he considered to be the best roses of the time and returned to Ireland to begin his breeding career.

At the family nursery in Ireland, he bred a great many excellent roses, earning numerous awards for his work including the highly coveted OBN (Order of the Blue Nose). In the 1970's he moved to New Zealand.

Hortico carries a number of the McGredy roses.
Browse the McGredy Roses
in Hortico's catalogue to see details and to buy these beautiful roses.

Here is some more information about Sam McGredy (on HelpMeFind Roses and ARS)

(Many thanks to Jim Lyttle, for information and
permission to use rose photos from Portadown Photos)