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200 Years Of Noisette Roses

The 200th Anniversary Celebration of the Noisette rose is to be held in the City of Orangeburg’s Edisto Memorial Gardens on August 20th, 2011. The event will take place in the Fine Arts Building, 649 Riverside Drive starting at 10:30 am.

This event will the highlight the only class of roses ever created in North America and specifically South Carolina. The Noisettes were created on a rice plantation just out of Charleston in 1811 by John Champney. By the friendship of Philippe Noisette, the rose traveled to Europe and played a significant role in what is now known as the “modern roses”.

August 20th. will be marked by speakers familiar with the Noisette rose. These speakers are known nationally and internationally for their work with the rose. Also, potted Noisette roses will be available for sale to the public. A garden tour will be held at the end of the talks.

There will be a keynote speaker that day. That speaker is Mrs. Peggy Clement of Charleston and a direct descendant of Philippe Noisette. Mrs. Clement will speak about her family’s history and have a two week exhibit in the Fine Arts Building. It is hoped that she will be able to bring relatives from France and Haiti when she comes on the 20th.

So, plan to attend this historical and interesting event.

This event is open to the public and free admission. For more information contact Jay Hiers 803-533-5870 or jhiers@orangeburg.sc.us

MME ALFRED CARRIERE

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