Interview date: 10.19.17
Leo Watermeier is Curator of the Antique Rose Garden in New Orleansâ€™ Armstrong Park. This 25-year-old garden has a national and an international reputation. As Leo notes, â€śIt has grown to become one of the largest collections of â€śold rosesâ€ť that do well in warm climatesâ€¦anywhere in the country or the world.â€ť Watermeier is a member of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society, which recently received the 2017 Civic Award in recognition of the societyâ€™s work in the Armstrong Park rose garden. In this podcast, Watermeier shares information about venerable â€śoldâ€ť garden roses; he also talks about new varieties of these beautiful flowers that have charmed flower-lovers from earliest times. If you would like to learn more about antique roses, visit neworleans-oldrose.com
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