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Rose of the Year 2011 named in Dolná Krupá

The fourth annual Feast of Roses took place on the weekend of June 18-19 in the Music Museum in Dolná Krupá, a branch of the Slovak National Museum (SNM). The event attracted more than a thousand visitors.

(Source: Courtesy of SNM)

The fourth annual Feast of Roses took place on the weekend of June 18-19 in the Music Museum in Dolná Krupá, a branch of the Slovak National Museum (SNM). The event attracted more than a thousand visitors.

For the first time, a competition was organised to name the “Rose of the Year.” Entrants came from all around Slovakia including rose-growers from Comenius University’s Botanical Gardens, the Rosa Klub Slovakia, as well as from Pridunajsko, Dolná Krupá, Trnava and Nitra. Three winners were named: the two-coloured rose “Sentimental from the US” of František Glváč was the overall winner; “Nočná Panna / Night Virgin”, also cultivated by Glváč (chairman of Rosa Klub Slovakia) won second place; and “Diana – Princess of Wales” by Keithzary (Jackson & Perkinson) finished third, the SNM reported.

The Feast of Roses has been staged each year since 2008, in honour of Countess Mária Henrieta Choteková, a keen rose-breeder and founder of the local rosarium who gave Dolná Krupá the title “Village of Roses”.

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