The Pedigree of the Rose – SA History Festival free talk
May 1, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
When: Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 4.30pm for 5.00pm start– 6.00pm. Complimentary refreshments served prior to talk
Where: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide (enter off Fullarton Road), Urrbrae
Join us on May Day to hear postgraduate researcher and passionate gardener Tate Hancox talk about the history of the rose over the last 4,000 years.
Roses have been grown and admired for decoration, food and perfume since ~2000BC. The ancient Romans were the first to grow roses for the floriculture trade but it was the monasteries in the Middle East that saved European roses during the Dark Ages. In approximately 1000AD Chinese gardeners domesticated their local roses and in the 1700s these same roses were introduced to Europe. Through chance encounters, Chinese roses and European roses produced offspring that would change roses forever.
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