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Queens Botanical Garden Hosts GROW™ East Coast Lecture Series on Science and the Future of Sustainable Roses


Darcy Hector- Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800 ext. 330

Photo credit H.David Stein

Flushing NY- May 14, 2013— On  Saturday June 1, 2013, Queens Botanical Garden will host the thirteenth annual Great Rosarians of the World™  (GROW™)  East Coast Lecture Series, a full-day event which will include panel discussions on sustainable rose gardening, as well as a presentation honoring Dr. Walter Lewis and Dr. Malcolm Manners.   This event is co-sponsored by the Manhattan Rose Society and The New York Metropolitan Rose Council.

The rose is America’s national floral emblem, and these organizations are instrumental in the preservation and propagation of this flower.  American Rose Society (and its affiliate the Manhattan Rose Society) exists to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose through education and research, and to share it with their members, local rose societies and the public.  Queens Botanical Garden is participating in the nationwide 2013 American Garden Rose Selections™ trials, the goal of which is to recognize and recommend the best garden-worthy rose varieties for the various regions of the US through testing, and to provide objective and reliable information to the general public.

Celebration events will take place throughout the weekend, with the main lectures taking place on Saturday at QBG.  For a full schedule of events, please visit .  The fee is $75 (includes parking) for QBG, Heritage Rose Foundation, Manhattan Rose and American Rose Society members/ $85 for non-members.  Seating is limited.  Call 718-886-3800 ext. 230 to register. Inquiries may also be directed to (718) 886-3800, ext. 330 or

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. For travel directions and more information visit or call (718) 886-3800. Queens Botanical Garden is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.





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