Why this book was written:

Since 2004 the authoresses have presented all species of roses, one after another, in their 'Sangerhäuser Rosenschule' (Sangerhausen Rose Seminars). Hella Brumme acquired her extraordinary knowledge of the different species working at the Rosarium for 34 years, being specially interested in historic roses. Eilike Vemmer focusses on the history of roses. She does much research in rose literature. Together the two authoresses compiled detailed booklets on each species. This is why the Europa-Rosarium Foundation of the German Rose Society asked the two rose experts to write a book on historic roses. First by intensive research in old catalogues and in literature and then in meticulous comparisons of descriptions in rose literature with each kind of rose in the Rosarium they compiled this book in long years effort.


Since 2004 the authoresses have presented all species of roses, one after another, in their 'Sangerhäuser Rosenschule' (Sangerhausen Rose Seminars). Hella Brumme acquired her extraordinary knowledge of the different species working at the Rosarium for 34 years, being specially interested in historic roses. Eilike Vemmer focusses on the history of roses. She does much research in rose literature. Together the two authoresses compiled detailed booklets on each species. This is why the Europa-Rosarium Foundation of the German Rose Society asked  the two rose experts to write a book on historic roses. First by intensive research in old catalogues and in literature and then in meticulous comparisons of descriptions in rose literature with each kind of rose in the Rosarium they compiled this book in long years' effort.