Great Rosarians of the World Lecture - Significant New Discoveries in Old Chinese Roses

Great Rosarians of the World Lecture - Significant New Discoveries in Old Chinese Roses
June 11, 2016

Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 2016 Great Rosarians of the World lecture honors Guoliang Wang, the foremost authority on the ancient roses of China. Wang has been investigating, collecting, identifying, and breeding rose species for over 30 years, and has carried out more than 10 field investigations throughout China, especially in the remote mountain areas of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. In this illustrated lecture, Wang reveals his most treasured finds among China’s heritage roses. The ticket price of $25 includes an evening reception in the Chinese Garden on Friday, June 10, and complimentary morning admission to the gardens on Saturday, June 11. Reserve online.


Event Program


6-8 p.m.: Evening reception in the Chinese Garden
(obtain your event badge at the Chinese garden entrance)


9 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Early entrance to the gardens; Join docents in the Rose Garden
(show your event badge for free admission)


Lunch on your own in the new Café


2-5 p.m. Lectures and Award presentation
(Ahmanson Classroom, Botanical Center)


2 p.m.: Peter “Ping” Lim, Director of Ornamental Plant Research for Altman Plants in Vista, CA, "Trips to the Rose Motherland"


2:45 p.m.:  Greg Lowery, Curator of the Friends of Vintage Roses Collection in Sebastopol, CA, "How Chinese Roses Transformed the Roses and Gardens of America"


3:30 p.m.: Break


3:45 p.m.: Presentation of the Great Rosarian of the World Award to Dr. Wang Guoliang, Jiangsu Academy of Forestry, discusses "Significant New Discoveries in the Old Chinese Roses"

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