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The World of Roses

Andrew Burke
Andrew Burke, Renee Glass

The World of Roses is a public television series exploring the fascinating people, places, and history associated with the world's most popular flower. It is hosted by Paul Epsom, gardening correspondent for the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Victory Garden. Join Paul as he travels the world to discover what attracts us to the rose, why it re-appears in many cultures across thousands of years, who its key historical figures are, and how the rose influences us today. Along the way we'll encounter hobbyists searching for the perfect flower, hybridizers creating the next commercial gardening hit, growers mass producing cut roses, celebrities with huge rose collections, and much more. An international human interest story that reminds us that while we are attracted to the beauty of nature we sometimes feel compelled to improve upon it, either through science or by accident.