Livadia. Roses and Romanov family

    Livadia and roses. In memoirs of visitors of Crimea this corner Southern coast always associated with the huge sea of blossoming roses, and only last 30 years symbol of Livadia - a rose - is lost. All history of floriculture in Crimea is a turn of triumphes and tragedies. Roses here that appeared in indescribable quantity that vanished for long years, and such wavy interest to culture of cultivation of " Queen of flowers » is characteristic not only for Livadia, but also for all Southern coast of Crimea. It is connected, on the one hand with change of owners of manors, and with another - with political events in our country. But invariable roses as the Phoenix from ashes, again and again revived on this fertile land.

    This book - our declaration of love to Livadia, to its bewitching beauty. At the same time, our book is a pain on the lost epoch, this recognition of a feat of hundreds and thousand the workers who have devoted the life to prosperity of Livadia, Yalta, all Southern coast of Crimea at all times.

    At the same time, the book is written as the encyclopedia of gardening to Russia, since an epoch of board of Great Catherina. Crimea, and in particular Southern coast, steel in that geographical unit where have converged interests of all estates of Russia, and it proceeds about one today. A lot of interesting details about use of roses in a life of the Russian empresses, noblemen and simple citizens will much surprise readers, and section about history of roses on examples of different historical epoch and the civilizations, placed in the beginning of the book, deduces the edition in the category unique.

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    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).