Cherie Blair, Wife To The UK Prime Minister, Has New Rose Named In Her Honour.
New rose named after Prime minsters wife
Tomorrow Friday 16th June,Cherie Blair will be presented with a rose named in her honour at the BBC Gardeners World Live show. With its dark red,velvety blooms opening in loose rosette form, and a distinct,spicy aroma,Cherie;Is an eye-catching floribunda that will bring colour and vivacity to any garden.
The ‘Cherie’ rose is a breakthrough among red perfumed roses. It is particularly resilient to disease, making it a hardy bedding rose and ideal for general planting. The roses introduction will benefit Refuge, a national charity for women and children experiencing domestic violence(Cherie Booth the charity’s Patron).Royalties from each rose sold in the UK will benefit the charity.
Sandra Horley, OBE, chief executive of Refuge, national domestic violence charity, says:This year Refuge is celebrating 35 years since opening the world’s first refuge in Chiswick, London.Cherie Blair has worked with Refuge for the last 12 years, first as a trustee and now as patron.Her support of our work over this period has been unwavering.Refuge is delighted that Cherie has been chosen to have a rose named in her honour.We are also enormously grateful to Cherie for selecting Refuge as the charitable beneficiary for her rose.This is a great privilege.