Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 8:30 - 4:30
S u s t a i n a b l e G a r d e n i n g w i t h O l d G a r d e n R o s e s We warmly invite you to the 5th Annual Wyck Old Rose Symposium: “Sustainable Gardening with Old Garden Roses,” presented in partnership with The Heritage Rose Foundation. Our program will begin in the morning with fascinating talks and an interactive discussion with our expert rose panel, followed by lunch and an afternoon of signature workshops. There will be opportunities to explore the historic house and landscape, as well as to purchase rare Wyck roses for your own garden! The day will conclude amidst the roses with champagne and cheesecake.
I n t e r a c t i v e R o s e P a n e l What is "sustainability" when used in reference to roses? The word has become part of our everyday language. We are increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable living to future generations. And so we ask: are we growing roses in a truly sustainable fashion? Our panel of garden experts will explain their views on sustainable roses and the varied techniques for growing roses responsibly. There will be plenty of opportunity for the audience to participate in what promises to be an inspiring discussion. Panelists: Stephen Scanniello, Moderator, Sarah Owens, Kevin Glaes, Peggy Martin, and Pam Smith.
F e a t u r e d S p e a k e r s
Peggy Martin | The ‘Peggy Martin’ Rose, a Survivor Rose
Pam Smith | Earth-Kind Roses and Sustainable Gardening
B r i n g Y o u r R o s e s
Rose experts will be on hand to identify your unidentified rose blooms. Find out what treasures you have!
Wo r k s h o p s (participation in 2)
Art in the Rose Garden | Lucretia Robbins
Bud-Grafting Roses | Bruce Keyser
Propagating Roses | Pam Coath & Betty Vickers
Climbing Roses | Stephen Scanniello
Cooking with Roses | Mary Hahn
Hybridizing Roses | Suni & Rafiq Bolar
Our 2011 campers and parents said...
“I liked the free-play and educational aspects of the program. The environment was beautiful and perfect for children.”
“The kids were learning while having fun, the people were lovely.”
“Fantastic! We would totally do it again!”
“It was terrific – a local treasure!”
“We can’t wait to be back again next year!”
Information about the 2013 Behind the Fence Festival Series will be available here in April.
For information about the 2012 festivals, please click on the tabs above.
Important for Options A and C: We cannot reserve your place until you submit your workshop selections in addition to submitting payment online or by check. Please download and print the Registration Form, right, and submit by mail, e-mail, or fax (contact information below).