The World Federation of Rose Societies - Registered Charity N°1063582

Registered office - 25 Park Street - Macclesfield - Cheshire SK11 688 - United Kingdom

Henrianne de Briey, President - 181 Avenue du Prince Héritier - 1200 Brussels - Belgium 

http://www.worldrose.org

SNRB - Les amis de la Rose

Frans Thomas, President - 29 Jesuitenwegel - 9090 Melle - Belgium

http://www.rosabelgica.be

Prepared by ROSA BELGICA with the support of Demeures Historiques et Jardins de Belgique and Friends of the Countryside which organizations have access to all the most private and exclusive places of the country

Questions about registration and payments? Please contact 

rosasbelgica2020@gmail.com

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Tour

Pre-tour 

From June 5 to June 8, 2020

Optional Pre-tour in the North of the country

Friday, June 5

Arrivals in Ghent on own way* check in at hotel Harmony in the historical part of the city * free evening

Saturday, June 6 (start 08:30am)

On the way to Bruges: day starts at 08:30am for the visit of LENS rose producers in Oudenburg who grow more than 800 different varieties of roses * private rose garden in Oudenburg * lunch at Ter Doest * garden of OOSTKERKE castle* guided walk in Bruges * dinner in the private owned castle of LOPPEM * overnight at hotel Harmony

Sunday, June 7

In the city of Ghent: visit of St Bavon cathedral with an art historian “flowers and plants in art” * rose garden visits in the surroundings * visit of KORTRIJK rose garden *  dinner in one of the most beautiful houses in Ghent* boat tour on the canals * overnight at hotel Harmony

Monday, June 8 (end 05:00pm)
The beautiful landscapes of the rivers Lys and

Schelde * OOIDONK castle *park and castle of BEERVELDE * lunch at LAARNE castle * rose producers Van Sante * return to Brussels to be on time for the Opening ceremony - Meet and Greet.

Pre-tour participation fee (excluding hotel) is 650€/ Euros per person.

What’s Included​

  • Two dinners 

  • Three lunches

  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities

  • The transportation for the visits

  • The support of the organization team, FCSS and ARDHJB

The Hotel is not included in the participation fee. To be booked individually via the page "Hotels"

More information: rosasbelgica2020@gmail.com

 

Main Tour 

From June 8 to June 12, 2020 - Brussels and Region

 

Main hotel is near the park of Brussels, the Royal Palace and the meeting venues: Hotel*** Motel One

Monday, June 8

06:00pm Opening ceremony - Meet and Greet of the 15th Rose Heritage Conference and Meet & Greet, Palais des Academies, Brussels

Tuesday, June 9

Morning: Lectures at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

Afternoon: HEX castle and his magnificient rose gardens * ALDENBIESEN abbaye * WIDOOIE private estate * free evening in Brussels

Wednesday, June 10

Morning: Lectures at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

Afternoon: MEISE botanical garden * WESPELAER arboretum and garden * CASTEELS rose nursery * dinner at VRIJBROEK domain

Thursday, June 11

Morning: Lectures at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

Afternoon: LE ROEULX rose collection * Enghien city of Parmentier * free evening

Friday, June 12

Morning: COLOMA rose garden,
Afternoon: choice of visits: private gardens * Brussels historical center * monuments

08:00pm the 15th Rose Heritage Conference Closing Dinner at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

Main tour participation fee (excluding hotel) is 390€/ Euros as Early Bird per person 

Closing dinner is 65€ / Euros per person

What’s Included​

  • Two dinners 

  • Four lunches

  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities

  • The transportation for the visits

  • The support of the organization team, FCSS and ARDHJB

The Hotel is not included in the participation fee. To be booked individually via the page "Hotels"

More information: rosasbelgica2020@gmail.com

 

Post-tour 

From June 13 to June 15, 2020

Optional Post-tour in the South of the country and Luxembourg 

Saturday, June 13

From Brussels to Saint-Hubert: Departure from Motel One hotel * a rehabilitated rose garden in Chaumont-Gistoux* rose gardens of great connoisseurs * ANNEVOIE restored park * meeting with a garden architect * overnight at hotel Le Grenier des Grottes in Han-sur-Lesse.

Sunday, June 14

From Saint-Hubert to Luxembourg: le REDOUTE museum in Saint-Hubert * Chateau d'ANSEMBOURG and garden in Luxembourg * dinner at Chateau de Sept Fontaines * overnight at hotel Plaza Park Luxembourg. 

Monday, June 15

Luxembourg: MUNSBACH castle and the national Luxembourg Heritage Rosegarden with roses from 1856 up to now * Domaine thermal de MONDORF, with a beautiful parc and a large rosegarden 

03:00pm End of the Post tour, return to Brussels at Motel One hotel (estimated time in Brussels, 07:30pm).

            

Post-tour participation fee (excluding hotels) 650€/ Euros per person.

What’s Included

  • Two dinners 

  • Three lunches

  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities

  • The transportation for the visits

  • The support of the organization team, FCSS and ARDHJB

The 2 Hotel are not included in the participation fee. To be booked individually via the page "Hotels"

More information: rosasbelgica2020@gmail.com

Visits in Luxembourg with the support of 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 1: The Gardens of Norfolk

Tuesday, June 16 (evening)

Make your own way to the 3 stars Georges Hotel in SWAFFHAM, a charming small town in the heart of Norfolk * Meeting at the hotel bar in the evening for welcome drinks followed by dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

Wednesday, June 17

The itinerary will start with a visit of the famous Peter BEALES nursery in Attleborough for a guided tour of the gardens and a lunch * Afternoon is at leisure.

Thursday, June 18

Visit of three of the country's private gardens- starting at a garden closely associated with Peter BEALES himself, at MANNINGTON HALL, where to be seen many roses * The charming rose garden of SWANNINGTON HALL  * The wonderful walled garden and many varieties of old roses at ELSING HALL.

Friday, June 19

Visit to the magnificent HOUGHTON HALL, seat of Lord Cholmondeley, where the extensive grounds include a particularly impressive rose garden and five acre walled garden * Lunch at Houghton Hall *visit to STOW HALL where the delightful gardens survie the now demolished house * Final dinner at the hotel.

Saturday, June 20

The tour 1 concludes after breakfast.

Price from £869 per person, single supplement £260

*Please note that Day 2 and Day 3 will be reversed on the 20 June departure*

 

What’s Included

  • Accommodation with breakfast, staying at the 3 star George Hotel in Swaffham

  • Two dinners at the hotel

  • Two lunches

  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities

  • The services of the Kirker Tour Escort and a representative from the Historic Roses Group

More information: mcworth27@gmail.com

      

Optional tours in UK after Belgium

 

2 tours proposed by Michael Charlesworth, Chairman Historic Roses Group, UK

From June 16 to June 20, 2020

Optional tours in UK after Belgium

 

2 tours proposed by Michael Charlesworth, Chairman Historic Roses Group, UK

From June 16 to June 20, 2020

Option 2: The Gardens of Schropshire

Tuesday, June 16 (evening)

Make your own way to the 3 stars Lion Hotel in SHREWSBURY  * Meeting at the hotel bar in the evening for welcome drinks followed by dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

Wednesday, June 17

Day starts with a visit at the famous David AUSTIN nursery at Allbrighton, one of the world's most famous rose growers * Lunch at the Tea room and guided tour of the gardens * Stop at indy Ridge, a lovely private garden near the village of Much Wenlock.

Thursday, June 18

In the morning visit of the gardens at WOLLERTON OLD HALL, the four acre garden has been designed and developped by Lesley and John Jenkins since 1984 and is set around a 16th Century house * After lunch, visit of SAMBROOK MANOR, a charming 17th century house and garden * on the way back to Shrewsbury visit of the famous Quarry designed by Percy Thrower with his flower garden "The Dingle" at its heart.

Friday, June 19

In the morning travel south to BRYAN'S GROUND for a guided tour of a beautiful private garden on the Welsh border, which is kept by horiculturalist and founder of the journal Hortus, David Wheeler ( David will meet the group personally) * The grand historic home with an exquisite rose garden at MILLICHOPE PARK * Return to the hotel for dinner.

Satuday, June 20

The tour 2 concludes after breakfast.

Price from £799 per person, single supplement £199

*Please note that Day 2 and Day 3 will be reversed on the 16 June departure*

 

What’s Included

  • Accommodation with breakfast, staying at the 3 star Lion Hotel

  • Two dinners at the hotel

  • Two lunches

  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities

  • The services of the Kirker Tour Escort and a representative from the Historic Roses Group

 

More information: mcworth27@gmail.com

 

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