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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 04 Jul 2016.
Longworth, Berkshire
United Kingdom
See also nursery Prince's Oxford Roses.

[From The American Florist, 1905, p. 37:] George Prince, of Longworth, Berks, secured the medal for the best tea with White Maman Cochet...

[From The Garden, 1915, p. 585:] There is a certain charm about Mr. George Prince's Rose garden at Longworth that makes it quite unlike any other Rose garden with which we are acquainted. It is situated in the midst of a very beautiful old Berkshire village ...

[From The Garden, 1918, p. 305:] It was on the Saturday after the Rose Show in the Botanic Gardens, in the course of rural rides through Berkshire, when we chanced to drop in at Mr. Prince's nursery at Longworth. Rose-growing has for years been an industry at Longworth, but in the last two or three years Roses have given way to cereals.

[From The Botanical Society and Exchange Club Report for 1929, vol. 9, 1929, p. 580:] George Prince is dead, but his descendants still carry on the business at Longworth, Berks

[From The Rose Annual, 1950, p. 140:] ...firm of Princes Oxford Roses (formerly George Prince) was purchased. The firm of Princes was established about 1880 and Roses have been grown at Longworth for 70 years. On the purchase of Princes, R. Tucker ....
 
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