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Please scroll through the NEWS ARCHIVE section to read the articles or click an article title in the list below to go straight to the individual article:

The Journal - Autumn 2008

Historic Roses Group: Annual General Meeting and Conference 2011

The AGM & Conference 23/24 October 2010

Historic Roses Group 2009 AGM & Autumn Event

Visit to Italy May 2009

Celebrating the life and work of Graham Stuart Thomas OBE VHM DHM VMM

Historic Roses Group AGM 2008

The HRG at Chelsea 2008

Visit to Rose Gardens in the Touraine 30th May to 2nd June, 2008

Summer Garden Visit Wednesday 27th June 2007


The AGM & Conference 23/24 October 2010

The HRG AGM will take place at 11 am on Saturday 23 October 2010 at Hunton Park, Hunton Bridge, Hertfordshire WD4 8PN at the start of a weekend conference.

Hunton Park is a pretty Queen Anne house situated just inside the M25 near Abbots Langley. Residential accommodation is in a purpose-built annexe.

Lectures will take place on Saturday and on Sunday morning. The conference will end on Sunday afternoon.

A topical and interesting conference programme has been arranged.

As Sotheby’s are holding a sale of important books and drawings on 7 December 2010 in London which includes about 50 of Redouté’s original drawings for Les Roses – long thought to have been lost, two of the noted rose historians among our speakers, Professor François Joyaux and Charles Quest-Ritson, will start the conference at 11.30 am with a discussion on ‘Redouté: the importance of his work’, and Charles Quest-Ritson will compare the original watercolours with the famous prints.
Press coverage is expected for this event.

Other talks will include Jennifer Potter, author of a recent biography of the Tradescants, on her new book The Rose – A True History , Charles Quest-Ritson talking about The Roses of Ninfa and John West about Rose-growing in Scotland.

The cost of the conference is £175 per person for residential delegates, which includes dinner on Saturday evening. Day rates are £85 for the two days, with dinner at £20 each. The cost for a single day is £45.
Non-members of the HRG are welcome to attend.

Please book through our events coordinator, Mary Hember, whose contact details are: The Wool House, Codford St Peter, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0NE.
E-mail: mary@hember.net Tel: 01985 850152

Bookings should be made as soon as possible and be accompanied by a cheque made payable to the Historic Roses Group.

This promises to be an exciting event.

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