History of the Garden Rose
26 October 2014 14:30 - 26 October 2014 16:00
There are about 100 species of wild roses native to
Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and
northwest Africa. Roses have been grown for millennia, with
the earliest known cultivation dating from at least 500 BC in
Persia, and China.
From there, fragrant and elegant specimens travelled along the
old Silk Road to the limits of the Roman Empire, and there
ultimately hybridised with their European counterparts. This talk
explores this classic garden plant long and intriguing history from
China through to their much loved place in in all our gardens.
About the Speaker: Dr. Robert Callow is a botantist and former
lecturer in genetics at the University of Manchester
for almost thirty years. He also teaches plant ecology and
provides training courses for the Field Studies Council.
Who is it suitable for?
What does it cost?
Nothing - its free.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up on the day
Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens
No ticket is required