Dr. Robert E. Basye Garden Party at Rosewood Estates will be held on May 2 from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.
A country manor nestled in the New Tabor community of Burleson County, Rosewood is named in memory of Dr. Robert E. Basye, noted researcher and hybridizer of roses. Dr. Basye’s lifetime study of roses earned him an induction to the Horticulture Hall of Fame. Many of the roses he developed are famous today. “Belinda’s Dream” and “Basye’s Purple Rose” are two of the most loved and prolific.
The open meadows were once filled with antique roses, surrounded by woods of Oak and Cedar. The roses of the field have been removed to the Texas A & M University test gardens. Dr. Basye endowed a chair in Rose Genetics at the university in hopes that his work would continue long after he was gone, and so it has. His home, Rosebud Cottage, has become an enchanting bed and breakfast.
Dr. Alvin J. Kutach and his wife, Honey, now live on the property. Rosewood was built in 2003 and is a special events country manor available for dinners, showers, weddings, conferences and other very special occasions.
Visitors are welcome to the grounds and the greenhouses and may schedule visits through the Tourism Committee of the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce at (979) 567-0000. Admission varies on size of tour group.
For more information on Rosewood or Dr. Bayse’s Garden Party, visit www.rosewoodofnewtabor.com or call (979) 272-8580.