Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Biltmore 2015 International Rose Trials

The Biltmore's Rose Garden features more than 250 rose varieties

May 29-30, 2015
1 Lodge St, Asheville, North Carolina 28804
(800) 411-3812
Tickets Available: http://www.biltmore.com/events/international-rose-trials-1

Since 2011, Biltmore's historic Rose Garden has been home to the Biltmore International Rose Trials. During this time, more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore's horticulture team. Each trial of approximately 30 varieties lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year.

The trials are a valuable way for the home gardener to learn what roses do well and what may be potential candidates for their own gardens. Trials of this type are open to rose breeders around the world ­ from professional to beginner. New rose varieties will be planted for trial each May. They are evaluated for overall health and rigor; fragrance; disease resistance; and ability to repeat bloom.

Be our guest at the Friday evening Rose Garden reception, Saturday's judging, lunch, and awards ceremony! On Saturday, learn about judging rose plants and help judge this year's best rose in our permanent rose display.

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