Roseraie de l'Haÿ
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The Roseraie of Val-de-Marne in l'Haÿ-les-Roses is located at:
Rue Albert Watel
94240 l'Haÿ-les-Roses
TEL: (33) 1 47 40 04 04

Annual opening:
According to the blooming season, from mid-May to mid-September,
from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

My friend Jean-Renaud writes that there are other times of the year when it is a sight to behold. In early March, for example, when it is all trimmed and the buds are just starting to sprout !! What a sight. Almost as breathtaking as when in full bloom. Indeed, it is closed at that time, but if you are a member of the association, there are possibilities...

The Assocication, Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val-de-Marne, was formed to express the interests of the rose and its historical significance at l'Ha-les-Roses. The Association is made up of amateurs, growers, hybridizers, collectors, and scientists at the international level. Members study, preserve, popularize and support the roses and the art of the garden, as well as its future extension at Vitry-sur-Seine.

To become a member of the association Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val-de-Marne please contact:
Les Amis de la Roseraie du Val-de-Marne
Rue Albert Watel
94240 l'Haÿ-les-Roses

Access by automobile: 8 km south of Paris
- Porte d'Orléans, then RN 20
- A 86, then RN 126
- follow the signs for L'Haÿ-les-Roses, then for Roseraie du Val-de-Marne

Public Transport:
- RER line B to Bourg-la-Reine, then bus n 192/172
- Porte d'Italie metro station, then bus n 186/184
(on public holidays n 286)

Entrance fee: Standard - 3.0 Euro  Groups and children - 1.5 Euro


Dr. Norman S. Track received his training in Biological Sciences (Purdue University) and Biochemistry (University of London). For twenty years, he pursued an active research and teaching career in medical sciences and developed a broad interest in photography and horticulture. In 1985, he decided to focus on photography and writing and was appointed Photographic Consultant to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For the past sixteen years, he has travelled extensively photographing and researching a wide range of botanical and ethnographic subjects.

Dr. Track's photographs are in private collections in Canada, USA, Britain, Japan, France, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Canada's Royal Garden (Penguin Books Canada, Toronto, ON; September, 1994)
Song of a Water Dragon (YMAA Publication Center, Boston, MA; February, 1996)
Daylilies (Hawkeye, Toronto, ON; February, 1997)
The Track Family Haggadah (Hawkeye, Toronto, ON; March, 1998)

Dr. Track is presently working on the following projects: (1) A Voice in the Ashes; (2) April in Paris; (3) The Valley of Flowers - A Himalayan Paradise; (4) Searching for Eden; (5) India: Portraits and Reflections; (6) Wild Asian Irises; (7) A Corner of Heaven; (8) Sacred Places and People of India.

Joséphines Eden is his most recently completed book project (awaiting publication).

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Photographs ©2002 Norman S. Track from his book Joséphine's Eden