Peter Cox, paintings of heritage rose species, 1994-95 Oil on board

Rosarian Peter Cox grew 55 species roses in pots and painted each rose. In 1995 Orange hosted the second national conference of Heritage Roses in Australian Inc. The paintings and the potted roses ready for planting, were the gift of the executive of Heritage Roses in Australian Inc to mark the conference in Orange. The potted roses were planted in the heritage rose garden at the Orange Botanic Gardens and the paintings are used for education. This is a unique collection in Australia. The paintings now form part of Orange City Council's heritage collection.

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