Natural Histories- a look into the heart of a rose (A radio documentary by BBC Radio 4)
16 Aug 2016
Brett Westwood looks into the heart of a rose. Its power lies in its infinite mutability – the rose symbolises everything from sex to socialism, romance to religious belief. It’s not English, and it inspired the first punk single, as well as much of Persian poetry. David Austin Jr shows Brett around their rose garden, and cultural historian Jennifer Potter whizzes through roses from Sappho to Shakespeare.
Listen in by clicking http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mxgxd