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Birmingham Man Awarded Great Rosarian’s “International Friend Of The Rose”

Jeffrey Ware was named the 2016 “International Friend of the Rose” by Great Rosarians of the World at a ceremony held at the prestigious Union League Club of Manhattan on Friday, June 17.

Birmingham,Alabama (PR MediaRelease) June 30, 2016

Jeffrey Ware was named the 2016 “International Friend of the Rose” by Great Rosarians of the World at a ceremony held at the prestigious Union League Club of Manhattan on Friday, June 17.

The award was presented by Former United States Ambassador to Switzerland, Faith Whittlesey, a past recipient of the honor. Making the presentation, Ambassador Whittlesey stated that the award was, “A recognition richly deserved by my good friend, Jeff Ware, for his exemplary and dedicated service to the American Rose Society.”

Ware served as Executive Director of the American Rose Society from 2007 to 2015, and was instrumental in leading that organization to become the premiere rose educational society in the world. In addition to his role at American Rose Society, Ware was named the International Registrar of Roses for the Cultivar Registration Authority of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences in 2007.

Currently, Mr. Ware serves as the Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy in Alabama at their Birmingham office. He resides in Tuscaloosa.

The Great Rosarians of the World (GROW) was organized in 2001 by The Huntington Botanical Garden to produce an annual lecture series honoring notable rosarians from around the world and to provide a forum for presenting their work to a broader American audience. The event has become famous worldwide and is now produced by the Manhattan Metropolitan Rose Council and hosted alternately by the New York Botanical Garden and the Queens Botanical Garden.

Other recipients of the honor include Peter Beales (UK), Ralph Moore (USA), Peter Harkness (UK), Wilhelm Kordes III (DE), William J. Radler (USA), David Austin (UK), and Alain Meilland (FR), among others.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pat Shanley, Chairman Great Rosarians of the World East

pshanley@aol.com

INTERVIEW AVAILABLE BY REQUEST:

Jeff Ware 2016 International Friend of the Rose

jeffreyaware@gmail.com Ph: 205-657-2112

 
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