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A Rose by any other name? Tales of Risqué Royals, Flirtatious Females & Sca...
Sat. 1 April 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEDT
Introducing New Tour Leader: Deryn Thorpe
Take an entertaining romp through the pages of garden history with ASA newest Tour Leader Deryn Thorpe.
Deryn Thorpe presents an entertaining lecture on how a selection of roses have been named after historical figures. Using historical letters, poetry, diary entries and beautiful rose images, this irreverent lecture explores the lives of some well-known people and the roses named after them. The lecture will appeal to anyone who enjoys gardens, history and the simple pleasure of some good stories well told.
ASA is pleased to introduce Deryn, who has recently joined us as a leader of Garden Tours. An award-winning garden journalist and a popular public speaker, she is passionate about communicating her love of gardening and landscape design. Deryn has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, and currently writes monthly articles for Gardening Australia Magazine, as well as a gardening column and garden stories for The West Australian newspaper and other national magazines. She can be heard as a garden host of ABC and commercial talkback radio, is a vivacious speaker at garden clubs and community gatherings, runs gardening workshops, has edited garden books and worked as a garden TV presenter.