Fontvieille Park and Princess Grace Rose Garden
|Fontvieille Park and Princess Grace Rose Garden|
Kees Verkade's statue of Kelly in the Princess Grace Rose Garden
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The Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden are two municipal parks in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. The parks are a combined 4 hectares (9.9 acres) in size, and are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Princess Grace Rose Garden
The rose garden was created in 1984 as a memorial to Grace Kelly, wife of Prince Rainier III. Princess Grace is commemorated in a statue by Kees Verkade in the rose garden, which features 4,000 roses.
It was re-dedicated in 2014. A year later, in June 2015, an organization called Les amis de la Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco was established. Its President is Yves Piaget, an heir to the Swiss watchmaker Piaget SA. The organization is set to publish a book about the history of the rose garden as well as offer lessons on how to prune rosebushes. It will also organize the International Competition of Roses.
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- Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls (1 July 2007). South of France. New Holland Publishers. pp. 124–. ISBN 978-1-86011-358-1. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
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- Piaget: Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco
- Les Amis de la Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco, June 25, 2015