The Roses of Chekhov's White Dacha in Yalta

     Anton Chekhov was not only the writer, but also the gardener. In 1898 in Yalta he has constructed the house which has named "White Dacha" ("White Summer Residence"). Around of the house he has planted a lot of flowers and trees. Among plants there were 68 grades of roses which he has planted itself.

    The assortment of all grades of the roses growing on "White Dacha" in Yalta for the first time is studied and described in the book. This book will allow the reader to plunge into the world of hobbies of the writer and vividly to present romantic shape and color variety of Chekhov's summer garden at the beginning of XX century.

     In the book it is told also about breeders and an origin of names of the roses growing in the Chekhov's garden. The small format (52 pages) includes history of the charitable help to the Chekhov's garden, lead by Moscow magazine " Bulletin of the flower grower " in 2007-2009.

    The purpose of the book is attraction of attention of flower growers and experts on cultivation of roses for restoration of a garden which for 110 years of existence has lost the colors and smells.


About authors:

Yuta Arbatskaya during 20 years worked in Nikitsky botanical garden as the landscape architect. The author of a different kind of projects and scientific publications. She is author more than 100 scientific and popular scientific articles. Awards: rank "Patron of art of Year" in Republican competition of museums of Crimea (2010), Chekhov's literary premium of the Crimea (2012). Now she works as main landscape architect at Alupka Palace-Museum. Interests: history of landscape architecture and landscape gardening art of Southern coast of Crimea, history of roses, history of Russian emigration.

Konstantyn Vikhlyayev - the historian, the regional specialist, the publicist, the author of popular scientific editions and poetic collections of "Aurora's Diaries" (2007) and "Calm" (2009). He is member of the Union of Russian, Ukrainian and Belarus writers of Crimea and member Yalta branch of "League of protection of culture". The President of public organization "Association Rose Amateurs of Crimea". He is winner of the Chekhov's Crimean literary award (2012).