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Rose Garden - Cambridge University Botanic Gardens - Brookside, Cambridge, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 11.580 E 000° 07.746
31U E 303780 N 5786390
Quick Description: The rose garden of the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens can be found to the south from the South Walk to the Bateson Walk.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/14/2010 11:51:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMA47Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Designed by Graham Stuart Thomas this rose garden is a tribute to his work. He was a trainee here at the garden before he became the distinguished plantsman he is famous for as well as Garden Adviser to the National Trust.

The garden we see today was planted in 1980-81. It is a commemorative garden planted for the 150th anniversary of Cambridge University acquiring this land in 1831.

Consisting of rose species and primary hybrids the south side roses are displayed long beds. The north side has island beds and shows new species crossed with traditional European varieties.

A plaque details the planting of the roses which were explored for their genealogy by geneticist Charles Chamberlain Hurst from 1922-1947 here:

In the 1920s, important work involving experimental study
of the cytogenetics of roses was carried out in the Garden
by C.C. Hurst. The most familiar memorial to this research is
Rosa Cantabrigiensis, named in 1931. It is grown here with its
presumed parents, together with other Hurst roses.'
Garden Name: Rose Garden

Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Garden opens daily at 10am April – September: 10am–6pm February, March & October: 10am–5pm January, November & December: 10am–4pm The Glasshouses and Café close 30 minutes before the Garden and the Botanic Garden Shop at Brookside closes 15 minutes before the Garden. The Botanic Garden is closed for the Christmas holidays from 24 December 2010 – 3 January 2011 inclusive.

Fees: Adult: £4.00, Concession: £3.50, Children 0-16 inclusive: Free

Website: [Web Link]

Parking: N 52° 11.694 E 000° 07.374

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