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Famous Rose Lovers


History is rife with famous rose lovers. George Washington, the first President of the United States, is known to have been the first American rose breeder. He apparently bred a rose for his wife.

Princess Diana loved white roses and wanted her own perfume to be made of white roses and violets.

Princess Grace Kelly is said to have had the most beautiful rose garden in Monaco, with over 150 rose varieties.

Actress Jane Seymour loves to spend time in her rose garden.

Martha Stewart, the America diva of “gracious living” cultivates roses in her garden, and prefers the older breeds to the new. She has featured segments on roses on her show, Martha Stewart Living.


Perhaps the most famed lover of roses is Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Her dream was to establish a rose garden in Malmaison, containing a collection of all the roses of the world. This garden became the setting for Pierre Joseph Redoute's work as a botanical illustrator. In 1824, he completed his watercolor collection "Les Rose," which is still considered one of the finest records of botanical illustration.

Famous Rose Lovers

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, loved roses and wore a rose in his buttonhole everyday. And of course, the famed Cleopatra loved roses so much that she had the floors of her room strewn with rose petals, in anticipation of Mark Anthony’s arrival.