Great Rosarian of the World
Danielle of Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria was honored in 2014 with the Great Rosarian of the World Award. The bicoastal celebrations took place in February at the Huntington Library in Pasadena and in June at the New York Botanic Garden. She joins an elite group of recipients including David Austin (UK), Peter Beales (UK), Wilhelm Kordes (Germany), and Alain Meilland (France). Rose Story Farm is a successful blend of small-scale niche farming and educational outreach and has been recognized as a model for small family farms. The award, which acknowledges these achievements, is co-sponsored by the Huntington Library and the New York Metropolitan Rose Council, honoring men and women who have made significant contributions to the cultivation and appreciation of roses.