For lovers of natural flowers and wild fragrances, more specifically of roses, this is the ideal moment to visit the exhibition hall of the Patronat de Turisme, in Plaça de la Sardana de Roda de Berà i fully attended the exhibition that gairebé counted over a hundred flowers,-quaranta-quatre, but to be exact- presented to contests by part of a dozen participants in the contest.
It is certain that hi there have been precedents to Roda d’haver-some contest of roses llavors organized by an entity però, transcorregut molt temps, now has been the council of Culture of the City Council, headed by Teresa Ferré who has donated a new impetus to the floral event, with the complicity of the Garden Pagès, the mateix municipi and other collaborators.
To emphasize that the contest was open to participation by all those people, beginners or hobbyists who contribute without roses grown for them in a non-professional way, is to say no d’hivernacle. The call has given the option of presenting roses in the apartat of ‘the most beautiful’, ‘the most fragrant’ and the roser cultivated in the turret, apartat this darrer that will be deserted, since it will not compete with the presentation.
Ens afanyarem to say that the winners of the contest will be, in the manner of the most beautiful rose: 1st prize, Emi Moraga; 2nd, Celsa Varela and 3rd Maria Gurita, endowments of 75 euros, 50 euros and 25 euros, respectively, plus a Garden Pagès roser. For the most fragrant rose, the prizes will be: the 1st for Mercè Ventosa; The 2nd Pastora Aceituno and the 3rd Maria Gurita, dotats amb les mateixes quantitats than the previous category and the roser’s gift. Cal stated that each contestant could present a maximum of two roses, to compete between the two modes.
Maria Gurita, who is going to last two third prizes, is going to compete with “roses from the hort that tinc to Santa Oliva and I am not going to think gaire at the time of presenting the best flowers to these contests that I have seen força interessant”, tot assegurant que l’obtenció d’aquests premis «m’esperona to dedicate more time to flowers».
The qualifying jury has been formatted by the mayor, Pere Virgili; the Councilor for Culture, Teresa Ferré; the owner of the garden, Ramon Pagès; Àngel Jubete, representative of Flower; Ingrid Virgili, from Virgili Floral Art, and Roberto Marzano, expert in gardening. Each contestant will receive a certificate of participation and a lot of Flower products.
For Teresa Ferré «this first experience is prou engrescadora for donating continuity to the contest in future editions, when May arrives, the month of flowers, so much for the beauty of the exhibition with the hope of incorporating a more dynamic activity culture and good coexistence, which is also projected further into the mateix poble».
For the seva band, Ramon Pagès has valued the bet of Roda and the formed collaborators pel fet “to win a contest of these characteristics”. The gardener believed that «participation is expected to increase in the next editions, as the mouth-orella fa that many people are encouraged to take part in the future, but after losing it, in proving that the contest is going Directed to the domestic sphere and not to the professionals of gardening or to florists». The exhibition is pot veure during this matí in deu del matí hours at one o’clock in the afternoon, both free admission.