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Evolution of English Roses – with Rebecca Koraytem

Rebecca will present what makes a David Austin English Rose special, the history and breeding of David Austin roses, the five fragrance profiles, and what varieties thrive in Colorado. We will also discuss design and growing tips.



Rebecca is A sought-after speaker and educator. She is the U. S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses and has held this coveted position since 2014. Aside from sales, she provides technical and retail support to customers in the U. S. and Canada. 

Prior to joining David Austin Roses, Rebecca served as a garden editor for Southern Living magazine for 15 years. An award-winning writer and designer, she is an active member of GardenComm, a non-profit association that provides diverse interactions for professionals in the field of garden communications. 

 Rebecca has gardened professionally in both the South and the Pacific Northwest Regions of the United States. She served as a judge for the International Rose Trials hosted at Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina, and served as a Society Board member for the North Carolina Arboretum. Rebecca holds an MS and BS in Horticulture from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. She resides in Everett, Washington, with her husband, George.

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