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Maria Henrieta Rose baptised in Dolna Krupa


I have written a blog about manor house in Dolna Krupa last year, so I am not going to repeat all again.
Just shortly, ok? ;-)
In this place, there was once a well-known European rosarium, owned by countess Chotek.

In the 1890s, when she inherited the Dolna Krupa estate, she decided to create a rosarium in the mansion’s park, able to compete with the major rose gardens of the such as the Roseraie de L’Haÿ in France and Rosarium of Sangerhausen (at present called Europa Rosarium) in Germany. She was personally involved in breeding her roses.

Wellknown rosarians such as Peter Lambert, Wilhelm Kordes, Hermann Kiese, Johannes Böttner und Rudolf Geschwind were proud of being her friends and appreciated not only her competence but her unselfish help. In 1909 Pope Pius X awarded her a diploma of appreciation.

Countess Chotek was an important member of the Verein Deutscher Rosenfreunde – VDR (Union of German Friends of Roses), which had been created in 1903, She actively participated in various congreses of rose-breeders, where her rosarium was seen as one the first three in Europe.

The Dolná Krupá rosarium was destroyed by both wars. Now there are small attempts for its restoration. This year there was unveiled new sort of fragrant rose Marie Henriette, which is breeding product of Kordes company.

Family run company Kordes belongs among the most important breeders of roses all over the world.
This is Rose Order, by which countess Henrietta Chotek rewarded only three of renowed rosarians of the 20th century.

A new rose was baptised on 8th May 2013 from the silver cup, a countess gift to a newborn Peter Kordes, who became her godson.
And this is the first, establishing bed of a new rosarium – whoever can plant here his/her rose.

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That is very interesting, Katarina. She was a very beautiful woman. How nice that the rosarium is being resurrected.

10 Jun, 2013


Very interesting Kat, lovely to see it being re done :-)

10 Jun, 2013

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