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Historic Roses Group AGM 2008
The Annual General Meeting of the Group was held on 25 October 2008 at Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire. The meeting was followed by a light lunch and two important lectures.
Peter Boyd from Shropshire, one of our members and also the Northern Europe representative on the Heritage Roses Committee of the World Federation of Roses, spoke on Scots Roses (spinosissimas) of which he has the world’s largest collection.
2009 sees the centenary of the birth of Graham Stuart Thomas, the first President of the Group. David Stone, Head Gardener at Mottisfont, gave the second talk on GST’s work and achievements in the Abbey gardens.
Click the thumbnail images below to see some of the roses at Mottisfont