Sunday, January 15, 2012


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The Great Rosarians of the World™ XII (GROW) 2012 Lecture Series West Coast will be held on January 21-22, 2012.  The speaker/honoree for GROW XII will be Alain Meilland of Meilland International, the legendary French rose company that boasts six generations of family ownership and management.   Mr. Meilland will also be honored in New York in June 2012 as part of a weekend of Great Rosarians of the World™ XII East Coast events. 

There will be a workshop and panel discussion on pruning and growing roses in Southern California using sustainable practices.  This event will be held on Saturday in the Garden or Teaching Greenhouse at the Huntington Botanical Gardens from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

M. Meilland's program will be held in the Friends' Hall, across from the main entrance at the ticket booth at the Huntington on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 pm.

Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday will be $50.00 per person and include a box lunch on Sunday and a reception after the Sunday program.  To order tickets please send a check made payable to: The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, Attn: Great Rosarians.

There will be a dinner honoring Mr. Meilland on the evening of Saturday, January 21, 2012.  Regarding the place and cost of dinner on Saturday, please contact Clair Martin at

The Great Rosarians of the World Lecture series was started in 2001 by Clair G. Martin, III, Shannon Curator of the Rose & Perennial Gardens, The Huntington Botanical Garden, San Marino, CA. The Great Rosarians of the Worldevent was an annual lecture series to honor notable Rosarians from around the world and invite them to present their work promoting The Rose to a broader American audience.

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