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The European Rose Garden - the world's largest rose garden, located in Sangerhausen, covers an area of 12.5 hectares. Today, about 75 thousand rose bushes are grown here, about 8500 species of roses are presented.
The proposal to create a rose garden was announced in 1897 by Peter Lamberg at a meeting of the Society of German Rose Growers. In 1898, a competition was held for the plans of the park, the project of the landscape gardening architect Friedrich Derr was chosen. The rosary was inaugurated in the summer of 1903. Ten years later, a bust of Empress Augusta Victoria was installed in the garden, after which she made a large donation to the rosary. This amount was used to expand the rosary. In 1960 the Dictionary of Roses was published.
Many rare varieties of roses have been preserved on the territory of the rose garden, later cultivated all over the world. The Rosary is a living museum that tells the story of the development of the rose. In 1993 it was named the"City of Roses". Since 1935, a scientific library has been located on the territory of the rose garden, and the selection of roses is being studied. There is also the Rose School, where seminars are often held on the problems and prospects for the development of the study and cultivation of this plant.
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Topic: European Rose Garden in Germany.