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The 2012 Wyck Old Rose Symposium

May 1, 2012

Roses are famously regarded for their pleasant scent, but how is their fragrance really put to use? Learn about both historical and contemporary uses at the 4th Annual Wyck Old Rose Symposium: “Fragrance and Old Roses,” presented in partnership with the Heritage Rose Foundation on Saturday, May 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will include  speakers, interactive workshops, and the opportunity for tours and discussion.

The morning will feature  inspiring and informative presentations from notable speakers including Tom Carruth, rose garden curator  at the Huntington Botanical Gardens; Tara Krause, owner of a New Jersey natural perfumery; and Stephen Scanniello, president of the Heritage Rose Foundation.

The afternoon will feature a variety of hands-on workshops that highlight how to utilize the magnificent scents of roses, whether you’re cooking, making potpourri, or creating an arrangement.

Also, bring a rose from home to submit to our fragrance competition! The five most fragrant will be awarded. If you have rose blooms that you can’t identify, experts will be on hand to help.

For members of Wyck and/or the Heritage Rose Foundation, registration is $85 and for non-members, it is $105. This cost includes lunch and afternoon tea.

The first 20 registrants will receive a special guided tour by Reverend Douglas Seidel, the renowned rosarian who was instrumental in the revival of the Wyck Rose Garden in the early 1970s.

To register or for more information, visit or call 215.848.1690.

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