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The 2012 Wyck Old Rose Symposium
Sat, May 19, 2012, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tickets: 85 (Members); 105 (non-Members)
We warmly invite you to experience the 4th Annual Wyck Old Rose Symposium: "Fragrance and Old Roses," presented in partnership with the Heritage Rose Foundation. This year's symposium features an expanded roster of activities. Get inspired by fascinating talks in the morning; then get active in the afternoon in workshops that highlight the varied ways to utilize the extraordinary scents of roses. The day will conclude with a rose competition, mingling with our guests, and other fun.
Featured speakers include renowned rose hybridizer Tom Carruth ("Rose Fragrance in Hybridizing"); artisan perfumer Tara Krause ("The Lost Art of Natural Perfumery"); and Heritage Rose Foundation president Stephen Scanniello ("19th Century Fragrant Philadelphia Gardens"), who is perhaps best known as the hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden into one of the world’s most acclaimed.
The Wyck Rose Garden in Germantown, Philadelphia, dates to the 1820s and is widely recognized as the oldest rose garden in America, with 65 cultivars of old roses currently. Beginning with Rosa spinosissima in early May and ending with Rosa moschata in late October, Wyck's roses are remarkable for their beauty as well as for their fragrance, which fills the garden. Included in the garden are rose plants from the 19th century design, as well as plants from the earlier, 18th century kitchen garden. Several old roses in cultivation today had been thought lost until they were discovered growing at Wyck, and all specimens of these varieties in commercial trade descend from Wyck plants. Wyck is a rare wonder for garden lovers and an important repository of plants that have disappeared from other gardens.
Members of Wyck and/or the Heritage Rose Foundation: $85; Non-Members: $105. Includes a delicious boxed lunch from Geechee Girl Rice Cafe (back by popular demand!) as well as afternoon tea.
For more information, or to register, please visit www.wyck.org/programs or call (215) 848-1690.
Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm 6026 Germantown Avenue (at Walnut Lane) Philadelphia, PA 19144 Directions: http://www.wyck.org/about-us#!__about-us/visiting-wyck
For more information
Elizabeth Belk (215) 848-1690 firstname.lastname@example.org