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5 - 7 June 2019

 

 

Pre-tour

 

 

Main Tour

8 - 12 June 2019

13 - 14 June 2019

 

Post-tour

Main Tour 
From June 5 to June 9, 2023- Brussels and Region

 

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

Monday, June 5

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

Tuesday, June 6

Morning: Lectures at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

07:30-08:30 Registration open

08:30-08:40 Welcome by Henrianne de Briey, President WFRS

08:40-09:20 " François Crepin and the Heritage Roses in Meise botanical garden ", Piet Stoffelen and Ivan Hoste, Belgium

09:20-10:00 " Hybrid Musk Roses from Lambert Pemberton to Lens ", Rudy and Anne Velle for Lens roses, Belgium

10:00-10:40 " The conservation of Heritage Roses: problems and solutions ", Charles Quest Ritson, United Kingdom

10:40-11:20 Networking break

11:20-12:00 " A great taxonomist and the world's largest rose- a magical interaction", Viru and Girija Vivararaghavan, India

12:00-12:40  " On the origin of the Bourbon Roses ", Pascal Heitzler, France

12:40-12:50 Conclusion

Moderator: Behcet Ciragan, President Swiss Rose Friends, Swiss

12:50-13:00 Recommandations for the afternoon

13:15 Departure for HEX castle by bus from le Cercle Gaulois

Afternoon: HEX castle and his magnificient rose gardens, lunch and visit

16:30 Departure for :

Option 1: ALDENBIESEN abbaye, visit

Option 2: WIDOOIE private estate and rose garden, visit

19:00 Return to Brussels

Free evening in Brussels

(on invitation only- registration via Derek Lawrence)

19:30 WFRS Friends dinner, Betho castle- Tongeren

 

Wednesday, June 7

Morning: Lectures at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

07:30-08:30 Registration open

08:30-09:20 " Historical Roses in the Europa Rosarium Sangenhausen", Hella Brummer and Eilike Vemmer, Germany

09:20-10:00 " Rescue and preservation of varieties of interest", Paul Lefèbvre and Guillaume Le Texier, France

10:00-10:40 " André Dupont's rose herbarium (pre 1814) or the striy of a discovery", Vincent Derkenne, France

10:40-11:20 Networking break

11:20-12:00 " Roses in Bhutan", Prakash Sushil, India

12:00-12:40 " Project rescue- Saving the Heritage Roses of Aotearoa", Radka Murray, New Zealand

12:40-12:50 Conclusion

Moderator: Brigid Quest Ritson, UK

12:50-13:00 Recommandations for the afternoon

13:15 Departure for Meise by bus from le Cercle Gaulois

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

Thursday, June 8

Morning: Lectures at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

07:00 Registration open 

07:30-09:15  Conservation & Heritage Committee meeting

09:15-09:20 Welcome to the conference

09:20-10:00 " Unique collection of Old Roses for the warm climate in Italy", Sergio Scudu, Italy

10:00-10:40 " The conservation of Heritage Roses", Michael Marriott, United Kingdom

10:40-11:00 " Rosedal Juana de Ibarbourou, Mondevideo's historic rose gardens '", Inés Diaz de Licandro, Uruguay

11:00-11:30 Networking break

11:30-12:10 " The unique beauty of old chines roses", Zhengzi Jian, China

12:10-12:50 " Rose social legacy", Lukasz Rojewski, Poland

12:50-13:20 Presentation of the WRC 2021 

13:20-13:25  Conclusions and Recommandations for the afternoon

13:25-14:25 Lunch at Cercle Gaulois

14:30 Departure for Le Roeulx by bus from Cercle Gaulois

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

Friday, June 9

Morning:

08:00-09:30 (for those concerned) WFRS Executive Committee meeting

09:30 (for all) Departure by bus from the hotel Motel One

COLOMA rose garden visit and light lunch


Afternoon:

Option 1: Private gardens * Argentueil and short stop in Waterloo

Option 2: Brussels historical center * monuments

20:00 the 15th Rose Heritage Conference Closing Dinner at Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

Main tour participation fee (excluding hotel) is 520€/ Euros as Regular 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: rosabelgica2023@gmail.com

 
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Pre-tour /
From June 2 to June 5, 2023

Optional Pre-tour in the North of the country

Friday, June 2

Arrivals in Brussels* check in at hotel * free evening 

Saturday, June 3 (start 08:30am)

On the way to Bruges: day starts at 08:30am with a departure form Brussels' hotel  for the visit of LENS rose producers in Oudenburg who grow more than 800 different varieties of roses * lunch at Ter Doest * garden of OOSTKERKE castle* guided walk in Bruges from Beguinhof to Adornes domain owned by Count and Countess de Limburg Stirum * dinner in the private owned castle of LOPPEM hosted by the family van Caloen* overnight at hotel in Gent

Sunday, June 4

In the city of Ghent: visit of St Bavon cathedral and the Mystic Lamb paint by van Eyck with an art historian “flowers and plants in art” * the rose garden at House Beaucarme * visit of KORTRIJK rose garden *  dinner at hotel Falligan - one of the most beautiful houses in Ghent* boat tour on the canals * overnight at hotel in Gent

Monday, June 5 (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: rosabelgica2023@gmail.com

Post-tour 
From June 10 to 15
SWITZERLAND/ PROGRAMME UNDER CONSTRUCTION