Empress Josephine, queen of Napoleon, was known famously as the “Champion of the Roses”. This hand-tied flower bouquet is a dedication to this great patroness
In 1799 while Napoleon was in Egypt, Josephine purchased the Chateau de Malmaison. She had it landscaped in an “English” style, hiring landscapers and horticulturalists from the United Kingdom. The rose garden was begun soon after purchase; inspired by Dupont’s love of rose flower. Josephine took a personal interest in the gardens and the flowering roses, and learned a great deal about botany and horticulture from her staff. Josephine wanted to collect all known roses so Napoleon ordered his warship commanders to search all seized vessels for plants to be forwarded to Malmaison.
Les Roses was published 1817–20 with 168 plates of roses; 75–80 of the roses grew at Malmaison. The English nurseryman were major suppliers, despite England and France being at war, their shipments were allowed to cross blockades. The general assumption is that Josephine had about 250 roses in her garden when she died in 1814
Our classic hand-tied selection of freshest of the rose is a dedication to a special someone fit for an Empress
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