T h e I n s t r u c t o r s
Stephen Scanniello, President of the Heritage Rose Foundation, is the author of many books on roses. A Rose By Any Name (2009) was the inspiration for the creation of the Heritage Rose District in New York City. Stephen grows all of his roses in his Barnegat, New Jersey garden without pesticides or processed fertilizers.
Elizabeth Belk, Horticulturist at Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, is responsible for the care and propagation of the historic Wyck roses. She is a graduate of the Arboretum School of the Barnes Foundation and also holds a Master’s degree in teaching from Columbia University. She is an accomplished cook and delights in teaching people how to get the most out of their roses.
C o s t a n d R e g i s t r a t i o n
Option A: Full 5-Part Series Students signing up for the full series will receive preference for spaces.
Members of Wyck and/or the Heritage Rose Foundation .... $200
Non-Members ...................................................................... $250
Option B: Individual Classes
Members of Wyck and/or the Heritage Rose Foundation .... $50
Non-Members ...................................................................... $75
To register online, please go to the Registration & Payment tab, left. Or, please mail a check including your contact information to Wyck at the address below.
Heritage roses are easier to grow than you might think, organically and without toxic sprays. However, there are lessons worth learning to ensure your roses reach their full potential throughout the year. Wyck’s Old Rose Workshop Series is designed to shepherd you through a year in the life of your old rose, ensuring that you enjoy the flowers of your labor.
The series is divided into five workshops, each held at Wyck from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Spring Pruning for Blooms - Saturday, March 16, 2013Rose Petals in All Their Glory - Saturday, June 1, 2013Propagation of Roses - Saturday, June 15, 2013 Summer Pruning for Form - Saturday, July 20, 2013Rose Hips and What You Make Of Them - Saturday, September 21, 2013
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).