Roses - the essential guide NEW

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Dazzled by the variety of roses available? Unsure what selection will suit the constraints of your own garden? This course will answer your questions with a comprehensive classroom session looking at different rose classes and their requirements, followed by an excursion to the Parliamentary rose gardens.

Course outline
* Your garden and rose needs - discussion of space, garden style, and cultural requirements of roses to help narrow down their options
* Roses in evolution - a brief history of the rose addressing the development of the different classes of roses from wild species up to modern hybrids
* Rose classes - overview of different classes of roses including design qualities in the garden landscape
* Ways to choose - colour, scent, shape, flower repeat, habit, health, sentiment, function

Garden walk
Meet at the café at Parliament House then tour through the gardens looking at the different classes and individual cultivars.

Course ID BRU2268
Price $115.00 (GST included)
Start date Saturday, 28 October 2017
Finish date Saturday, 28 October 2017
Sessions 1 session of 4 hours
Time 9.00am - 1.00pm
Tutor Kylie Carman-Brown
Location CIT Bruce
Status Module is finished.

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About your tutor:
Kylie Carman-Brown has been passionate about roses since she discovered gardening nearly twenty years ago. She’s flirted with pretty well every class of rose, with the exception of large species roses, as she’s never had a big enough garden. She currently teaches in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at UC, and is am also a part time curator at the National Museum. She has twenty years’ experience in environmental planning and a PhD in environmental history. She is also training to be a florist.

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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  • Bruce Campus
  • Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
  • Canberra, Australia

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