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“Rethinking Roses” Lecture with Peter Kukielski

“Rethinking Roses” Lecture with Peter Kukielski


Saturday, June 19 at 2pm

Kick off the 2021 season at Garland Farm, and celebrate Beatrix Farrand’s 149th birthday

In 1916, Beatrix Farrand designed the Rose Garden for the New York Botanical Garden.  After it was brought back to life with the generous support of David Rockefeller in the 1980s, it was named in honor of his wife Peggy, who loved roses.  Peter E. Kukielski took over the garden in 2006, and was charged with a redesign of the collection. He will discuss the original designs of the garden and why some roses will not work in the garden today, along with his work on the new chemical-free rose garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario.

Kukielski is a garden designer and acclaimed horticulturist who was curator of the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden from 2006-2014.  From 2016-2018, he created the new rose garden for the Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario, Canada. Peter’s new book, Rosa, The Story of the Rose, is now available through Yale University Press.