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Old Houses, Old Gardens, Old Roses: How to Tend Living History

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Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association

2318 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Old Houses, Old Gardens, Old Roses: How to Tend Living History

SUNDAY, August 4, 2019

  • Morning rose garden talk. 11:00 - 12:30. $25
  • Lunch. 12:30 - 1:30. $15
  • Afternoon rose garden talk. 1:30 to 3:00. $25

Join us in the BAHA garden for a special summer exploration of rose care, culture, and history.

BAHA’s garden—perhaps the last estate garden remaining in Berkeley’s original 1860s College Homestead Tract—surrounds the historic McCreary Greer House and includes several dozen roses from small tea rose shrubs to giant climbers. Most had a spectacular bloom this spring and by late summer we hope to see some coming into re-bloom.

This special event will bring Gregg Lowery, noted rosarian and expert in old roses, to BAHA to give two informal talks in our garden on the care, culture, and history of roses. He’ll use BAHA’s plantings to illustrate growth habits, pruning, and cultivation tips.

Lowery was the co-founder of Vintage Gardens Nursery in Sebastapol and is currently the curator of the extensive collection of old roses managed by the Friends of Vintage Roses. He has spent a lifetime rescuing, growing, and researching roses, particularly those brought to the western United States in the early days of American-era settlement. He is a sought-after speaker for conferences and events around the world from Beijing to New Zealand to Lyons, France, talking about old roses, their history, and the gardens they inhabit.

The morning talk will be repeated in the afternoon. Each talk is $25 each per person, limit of 20 attendees per talk.

You may buy separate tickets for both talks, if you wish, but they will have similar focus and facts. There will be opportunity for questions and answers.

We will also provide an optional lunch in the garden between the two talks. You may stay for the lunch ($15 additional charge) or attend just the talk. We will send details about the lunch to attendees prior to the event.

Proceeds benefit BAHA’s house and garden fund and the Friends of Vintage Roses. $20 for the Rose Talk Ticket is deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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2318 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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