Rose Breeder's Club

Meet the Experts

Meet the experts through hands-on workshops, one-on-one sessions, and at Activity Central!
Read up on the rosarian experts before you meet them!

> View a full listing of events (Activity Central, Hands On Workshops, and Meet the Expert).

Hands-on Workshops

A number of rose experts are scheduled to provide "gather around" hands-on workshops during the Festival. Topics abound, from fertilizers and budding to types of roses and pest control.

Friday, June 19

3:00 pm Janet Wood, "Climbing Roses"
4:00 pm Alec Globe, "Pruning"
5:00 pm Alister Browne, "Building a Rose Garden"

Saturday, June 20

11:00 am Alister Browne, "Exhibiting Roses"
2:00 pm Patrick White, "Organic Rose Gardening"
3:00 pm Janet Wood, "Climbing Roses"
4:00 pm Alec Globe, "Pruning"
5:00 pm Alister Browne, "Growing and Exhibiting Roses"
6:00 pm

Brad Jalbert, "Taking Cuttings"

Sunday, June 21

11:00 am Janet Wood, "Climbing Roses"
2:00 pm Patrick White, "Organic Rose Gardening"
3:00 pm Alec Globe, "Pruning"

Meet the Experts One-on-One

Do you have questions about your roses? Bring them to the Rose Festival and get answers from Rose Experts! A full schedule of experts will be posted prior to the Festival so that you can organize your questions in advance based on the expertise you need to have them answered. Or drop by the "Meet the Expert" lounge to simply chat, learn from others' questions, and enjoy a coffee. Here is a sampling of the Expert Schedule.

Friday, June 19

3:30 pm Rose Gilardi, American Rose Society
4:00 pm Peter Boyd, World Federation of Rose Societies
5:00 pm Gary Pellett, NewFlora, "The Traveled Journey of Kordes Disease Resistant Roses"
6:00 pm Patrick White, Vancouver Rose Society

Saturday, June 20

10:00 am Gerald Meylan, World Federation of Rose Societies
11:00 am

Tommy Cairns, World Federation of Rose Societies
Ethel Freeman, World Federation of Rose Societies

1:00 pm Amanda and Peter Beales, Peter Beales Roses
2:00 pm

Thomas Hobbs, Southlands Nursery, Book signing of Shocking Beauty and The Jewel Box
Janet Wood

3:00 pm Patra de Silva, Vancouver gardener
4:00 pm Senga Lindsay, Senga Designs
5:00 pm Steve Jones, American Rose Society
6:00 pm Gaye Hammond, Book Signing of Book Chapter - Floriculture & Environmental Horticulture (Vol. 3, 2009) and Guide to Earth-Kind Roses & The Earth- Kind Environmental Landscape Management System
7:00 pm Brad Jalbert, Select Roses, Book signing of Roses for British Columbia
8:00 pm Thomas Proll, Kordes Roses

Sunday, June 21

10:30 am Sheenagh Harris , World Federation of Rose Societies, "Pruning"
11:00 am Tommy Cairns, World Federation of Rose Societies
12:00 pm

Carolyn Herriot, Garden Writer & Owner of Seeds of Victoria, Book signing of A Year On The Garden Path

12:30 pm Shari Lyn Safir, Canadian Rose Society
3:00 pm Ciscoe Morris, Gardening with Ciscoe, Book signing of Ask Ciscoe
4:00 pm

Gary Pellet, NewFlora, "The Traveled Journey of Kordes Disease Resistant Roses"
Thomas Proll, Kordes Roses

The World Federation of Rose Societies Breeders' Club

The WFRS Breeders' Club was established in 2007 and is presided over by the French rose breeder, Pierre Orard. Its members are professional rose breeders, most of whom take part in international rose trials. Meet these experts at the Festival!

FluffSponsor

Many thanks to Fluff Furniture for providing the furniture for the "Meet the Experts" area.

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