Gräfin Marie Henriette Chotek
Photo courtesy of Vladimír Ježovič
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Gräfin (Countess) Henrieta Hermina Rudolfina Ferdinanda Marie Antonie Anna Chotková of Chtokov and Vojnin - known as Marie Henrieta Chotek (November 24, 1863 - February 13, 1946) was owner of the Brunswick-Chotek manor house in Dolná Krupá (near Tynava [Tyrnau], Slovakia (part of Hungary before 1918). She bought about 2000 roses from Geschwind's estate when he died in 1910 and planted them in her garden. She later issued several of his seedlings. Her 1929 catalogue lists 885 varieties for sale, of a total of about 6000 different roses. The last emntion of the rosarium is in 1938. During World War II, the gardens fell into disuse.
(A full account by Vladimír Ježovič can be found in the Rosa Mundi issue of Autumn 2006.)