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Tracing Our Rose Heritage: Discovering our Roots!

Conference of the Heritage Rose Foundation
Lakeland Florida, November 14-17, 2013


Join us for a weekend conference on the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright campus of Florida Southern College. In addition to a great lineup of speakers, our featured speaker for the Saturday evening dinner will be Etienne Bouret, "Ten Years of Rose Preservation in France".


We hope you will join us for this exciting event. 


A welcoming reception sponsored by FSC President, Dr. Anne Kerr. 

   RSVP REQUIRED. Spouses and partners are welcome at no additional charge, even if not attending the rest of the conference.

Friday, November 15

  • Bus Tour: Rose Petals Nursery, Dudley Farm State Historic Park (an 1880's restored farm with original buildings, heritage animals, and very old rose plants), and a beautiful private garden. This includes a picnic lunch and fabulous homemade deserts.


Saturday, November 16 / Sunday, November 17

  • Identifying Heritage Roses with Modern Methods - Dr. Nancy Morvillo (FSC Faculty), FSC students, and students from the New York High School for Environmental Studies

  • Documenting and Preserving the Roses in Richmond, Virginia's Hollywood Cemetery - Connie Hilker 

  • Preserving Historic Roses at Monticello - Peggy Cornett

  • Breeding the Heritage Roses of the Future - Mike Shoup


Other Events:

  • "Heritage Rose Invitational Display": attendees are invited to bring in their heritage roses for display and identification. All known, "mystery" and found roses will be displayed in a non-competitive bench. Bud vases are recommended.

  • Rose Shadow Box Displays: From our friends in the Bermuda Rose Society

  • ROSE SALE!: A fundraiser for HRF and FSC, a selection of roses propagated at FSC, including virus-free plants 

  • Roses for Sale from Angel Gardens Nursery, 8-2:30

  • The "unveiling" of the newly created rose garden on the FSC campus: designed by HRF President Stephen Scanniello. 

  • Saturday Evening Live Auction: rare roses, rose books, antique prints, and other treasures. Stephen Scanniello, auctioneer.

  • Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Campus


Rose vendor for Lakeland conference: 
Angel Gardens
Pam Greenwald - Alachua, FL
(352) 359-1133
Preorders welcome

Early Bird Registration, good up to and including October 1

  • Members....................$75.00

  • Non-members**.....$110.00


Full price, after October 1  (does not include the bus tour Friday)

  • Members...................$85.00

  • Non-members**....$120.00

Conference Package includes:

  • Thursday evening reception sponsored by Dr. Anne Kerr, President of FSC. RSVP REQUIRED. Spouses and partners are welcome at no additional charge, even if not attending the rest of the conference.

  • Lectures Saturday and Sunday

  • Saturday continental breakfast 

  • Saturday lunch and dinner

  • Sunday continental breakfast

NOTE: This package does not include the bus tour Friday (see below)


Bus tour is optional, pre-registration required due to limited seating.  Cost: $45 (includes lunch)


For those who can't commit to the entire weekend you can choose A La Carte:  (no early bird on this)


Lectures Saturday and Sunday (both days; includes continental breakfasts Sat and Sun and lunch Sat)

  • Members..............................................$60

  • Non-members**.................................$95

  • Saturday dinner...................................$35

  • Friday Bus tour, lunch included........$45


**Note:  Registration at this rate included a year membership of HRF with its newsletters and Rosa Mundi.

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