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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.