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Historic roses – with Dave Collins from St Francis Hospice

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Phoenix FM interview with Dave Collins (Andrew, 20-10-2013)

Dave examines the Cornelia rose

Dave examining the Cornelia rose

On the show today we welcomed Dave Collins, the staff gardener at St Francis Hospice and a fanatical rose grower.

Dave has decided to try and re-establish the collection of roses introduced by Rev Joseph Pemberton and John Bentall between 1912 and 1939 on their estate – part of which is now the home of Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower. The project, which has received a grant of £89,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and which will get underway from January, is aimed at preserving and promoting this historic collection for future generations to enjoy.

The project will involve volunteers who can help look after the roses and gardens at the hospice or assist with research and catalogue the collection. So far the hospice has 44 of the 70-strong collection and would like peoples’ help in locating more roses.

To learn more about the project or Saint Francis Hospice please visit www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753319.

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Historic roses – with Dave Collins from St Francis Hospice

Click here to listen again to the interview:

Phoenix FM interview with Dave Collins (Andrew, 20-10-2013)

Dave examines the Cornelia rose

Dave examining the Cornelia rose

On the show today we welcomed Dave Collins, the staff gardener at St Francis Hospice and a fanatical rose grower.

Dave has decided to try and re-establish the collection of roses introduced by Rev Joseph Pemberton and John Bentall between 1912 and 1939 on their estate – part of which is now the home of Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower. The project, which has received a grant of £89,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and which will get underway from January, is aimed at preserving and promoting this historic collection for future generations to enjoy.

The project will involve volunteers who can help look after the roses and gardens at the hospice or assist with research and catalogue the collection. So far the hospice has 44 of the 70-strong collection and would like peoples’ help in locating more roses.

To learn more about the project or Saint Francis Hospice please visit www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753319.

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Historic roses – with Dave Collins from St Francis Hospice

Click here to listen again to the interview:

Phoenix FM interview with Dave Collins (Andrew, 20-10-2013)

Dave examines the Cornelia rose

Dave examining the Cornelia rose

On the show today we welcomed Dave Collins, the staff gardener at St Francis Hospice and a fanatical rose grower.

Dave has decided to try and re-establish the collection of roses introduced by Rev Joseph Pemberton and John Bentall between 1912 and 1939 on their estate – part of which is now the home of Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower. The project, which has received a grant of £89,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and which will get underway from January, is aimed at preserving and promoting this historic collection for future generations to enjoy.

The project will involve volunteers who can help look after the roses and gardens at the hospice or assist with research and catalogue the collection. So far the hospice has 44 of the 70-strong collection and would like peoples’ help in locating more roses.

To learn more about the project or Saint Francis Hospice please visit www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753319.

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Historic roses – with Dave Collins from St Francis Hospice

Click here to listen again to the interview:

Phoenix FM interview with Dave Collins (Andrew, 20-10-2013)

Dave examines the Cornelia rose

Dave examining the Cornelia rose

On the show today we welcomed Dave Collins, the staff gardener at St Francis Hospice and a fanatical rose grower.

Dave has decided to try and re-establish the collection of roses introduced by Rev Joseph Pemberton and John Bentall between 1912 and 1939 on their estate – part of which is now the home of Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower. The project, which has received a grant of £89,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and which will get underway from January, is aimed at preserving and promoting this historic collection for future generations to enjoy.

The project will involve volunteers who can help look after the roses and gardens at the hospice or assist with research and catalogue the collection. So far the hospice has 44 of the 70-strong collection and would like peoples’ help in locating more roses.

To learn more about the project or Saint Francis Hospice please visit www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753319.

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