About the Caroline Victoria Rose

The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts has an impeccable genealogical background, combining the stately grace of the Audrey Hepburn rose with the fragrant, award-winning New Zealand rose.  Classic and elegant, the Caroline Victoria is an exceptional hybrid tea rose with blooms of pure ivory shading to amber-blush in a spiral bud formation, and a lingering perfume evocative of citrus and raspberry with subtle overtones of mint. Created in 2006 by world-renowned rose breeder Robert Harkness of Harkness Roses, Hertfordshire, England, the Caroline Victoria offers season-long repeat flowering and holds highest ratings for hardiness, disease resistance, and fragrance.

The Caroline Victoria rose was commissioned as a perpetual commemoration of the life of artist Caroline Victoria Coldicutt, whose deep love for the arts inspired the founding of the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF),  a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student artists in need. Fittingly, the rose was initially sponsored by the Royal Theatrical Fund, London, a charitable institution established in 1839 by Charles Dickens and other actors to financially assist former theatrical arts professionals in need.  The Caroline Victoria Rose was introduced at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006, with Queen Elizabeth, patron of the Royal Theatrical Fund, receiving the first bouquet. Since then, the Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts has enjoyed increasing recognition and popularity, and has been planted in major gardens in France and England, including Buckingham Palace and Highgrove by request of Prince Charles. In addition, the rose has been made available in many countries across Europe, including Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, with a portion of the proceeds being dedicated to the Royal Theatrical Fund. This year the Caroline Victoria is featured in the Royal Theatrical Fund’s 2011 Calendar, along with performers and actors Michael Ball, John Nettles, Samantha Bond, and Sir Donald Sinden. Although the Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts has been grown in California since 2007 under the supervision of well-known rose expert Tom Carruth of Weeks Roses, one of the most prominent wholesale rose growers in the United States, it has not been offered for sale in North America until now.

Elizabeth Coldicutt with the beautiful and fragrant Caroline Victoria Roses.

We are thrilled to announce that the Caroline Victoria is now available in both the United States and Canada!

Planting this gorgeous rose, or giving it as a gift, will not only enliven and beautify your garden, but will be a constant reflection of your generous support for the arts. A substantial percentage of the proceeds from each rose sold will be contributed to the CVCAF, to bring hope, inspiration, and needed financial support to student artists at educational institutions in the US and Canada. One rose can make a difference!

Click here for more information about the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation or to purchase the Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts.

One rose can make a difference so please help our artists and beautify your world!

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