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History of the Garden Rose

26 October 2014 14:30 - 26 October 2014 16:00

History Of Garden RoseThere 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


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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens



Venue Details

Lecture Theatre

No ticket is required