The Rose Garden at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, is a large and impressive collection covering 3.5 acres (1.42 hectares). I wandered off onto a side path in the garden and discovered a wonderful collection of historic roses, many dating back to the nineteenth century. This rose is Pâquerette, propagated by Lyon (France) nurseryman B. J. Guillot from Chinese stock and introduced into European commerce in 1875. It is considered to have been the first Polyantha (derived from the Greek word meaning “many flowered”) rose. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/125 sec., ISO 200, bright overcast) Texture (sweettart) courtesy of Kim Klassen Café

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Nick Boren
    Nick Borenover 2 years ago

    Stunning macro image Celeste… another masterpiece.. :-) xxx

  • Thanks so much, Nick!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    VERY pretty!!!

  • Thank you, Lorilee! I was attracted to the beauty of this rose before I saw the sign and “1875” – what a surprise!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 2 years ago

    exquisitely beautiful, I have read about this wonderful garden, I imagine it would be so easy to lose all track of time while strolling through it and enjoying the sight and scent of all those magnificent roses … not to mention stopping to photograph many of them !

  • Thanks very much, Annette! I was there with a friend but otherwise would have happily wandered without a care. :) I now want to go back on my own, but it’s not a place I will visit often (quite a long drive from home and the admission price is very high compared to other botanical gardens in the area).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsover 2 years ago

    Wow this is beautiful. Thanks for the information also.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and fave, Sandra! I’m glad you enjoyed the information. When something about a flower piques my interest, I often do a bit of research and then share, just in case the information will appeal to some viewers of the image.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    This is really lovely

  • Thanks very much, Karen!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Goodness! This pink almost shimmers! You have treated this perfect rose as it deserves.

  • Thank you very much Bette! The color was the first thing to capture my attention. I was fortunate that the overcast skies helped me capture the color faithfully.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenover 2 years ago

    OMG Celest – this is divine! wow – just breathless! thank you for bringing so much beauty to our world!

  • Thank you, Angelika, for such a lovely compliment on my work!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Just so totally pure and divine, Celeste…. like the name too… You must have been in heaven there wandering around… I look forward to more!

  • Thanks very much, Katherine! It is indeed a wonderful place to visit, but I was a little constricted because I was there as the guest of a non-photographer friend. I had to keep catching up to her. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Taneover 2 years ago

    Just gorgeous!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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