Rainbows4children Rose

Rainbows4children rose is baptised! On Wednesday 11th May, in Tourettes sur Loup in southern France, a new rose  was baptised.

Rainbows4children rose

Under the aegis of Mediterranean Gardening France (MGF), an international community of people interested in the challenges of gardening in a Mediterranean climate, the baptism took place in the beautiful private garden of Mme Joanna Millar, we thank her for hosting us.

Cutting the cake!

Cutting the cake!

This beautiful yellow rose has an exquisite perfume with light agrumic accents. Its blooms flourish throughout the season and is highly disease-resistant and tolerant of most conditions. For preference, it enjoys a position with the early morning sun.

Rainbows4children rose

It will be available for sale for planting from November 2016, onwards, and more information about orders will be made on this website nearer the time.

Donations from the sales of this rose will help fund the education of the poorest children in Mekele.

The rose is the result of a collaboration between Dominque Massad, rose-creator or “obteneur” and Jean-Pierre Dittiere, rose-grower.

Jean-Paul, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Dominique, Max

Dominique Massad’s family tree is like a climbing rose! Dominique quickly caught the creative virus and created his first hybrids in 1980. His scope is broad and includes old roses, from which he mixes the “old sap” in his new creations. Inspired by the work of Austin, an Englishman, Dominique marries the abundance of flowers and colours of modern roses to the forms and fragrances of older roses. He has created more than 170 rose varieties which are marketed and exported worldwide.

Jean-Pierre Dittière, rose grower and floriculturist from Anjou, has developed one of the most magnificent rose gardens, Les Chemins de la Rose, in Doué la Fontaine. Opened in 1999, it is a veritable conservatory of roses with more than 13,000 rose bushes, representing approximately 1,000, varieties on a plot of 4 hectares of land.  This huge floral park is also the ideal setting for the presentation of new creations from his own nursery. www.Petales-de-roses.comwww.lescheminsdelarose.comcontact@roseraie-jardirose.com.

Photos of the rose and the event are available in our photo gallery 

Please email us on info@rainbows4children.org if you would like to be notified when the bushes are available for sale