Mission Statement of Friends of Vintage Roses
The Friends of Vintage Roses exists to preserve and enhance the unique and extensive collection of historic roses developed by Gregg Lowery and Phillip Robinson, to establish the collection in a garden, and to share the collection with other public rose preservation efforts, for the purpose of educating the public about the importance of the rose to human history, cultures, technology and science.
Nearly thirty years ago, Gregg Lowery and Phillip Robinson began to amass an unparalleled collection of old garden roses on a 2.5 acre lot in Sebastopol, California. Now the collection is threatened with disappearing, and time is of the essence to save these old roses. In order to preserve the collection for future generations, a nonprofit organization is known as the Friends of Vintage Roses (FoVR).
Rosarians world-wide consider the Robinson-Lowery collection of historic roses to be one of the most complete collections of old roses assembled anywhere. The collection brought international attention to the Pernetiana group of Hybrid Teas, a seminal historic rose group of great importance to rose history. It contains the most complete collections of Hybrid Perpetuals, Bourbons, Gallicas, Hybrid Chinas, Teas, Noisettes and Chinas in North America.
Become a member or donate to further TFoVR’s Mission. TFoVR is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, Tax ID is 45-5624170, and as no goods or services will be provided in return for your donation all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
For more information about Friends of Vintage Roses, you can contact Gregg Lowery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations may be made by credit card here on their website, or by sending a check to FoVR, attention Treasurer, to:
The Friends of Vintage Roses
3003 Pleasant Hill Road
Sebastopol CA 95472-5444