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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fairmount Roses and their Preservation

(© Constance Sayas)

The Fairmount Cemetery in Denver was established in 1890 after German landscape architect, Reinhard Schuetze’s design and is Denver's second-oldest burial ground. Reinhard Schuetze also planted more than 4000 trees in the grounds making it one of the largest and most diverse arboretums in Colorado.

More than 300 rose bushes and at least 59 different varieties are found from the cemetery grounds (280 acres), including rare heirloom types from the 1800s. Join us in our effort to preserve these roses by documentation of these roses through Botanical illustration. This will be the fourth and final class in the series and will prepare material for a later publication.
For more information and to register, please click here.

(Photo: MHjK)

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