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Admiring the roses at Westbroekpark i spot how beautifuly the clouds were iluminated with the low sun and shot this photo.

The Westbroek Park is Horticulture and Botanic garden widely known for the many varieties of roses.
(18 hectare park) From the end of July through October more than 300 different varieties of roses are in bloom. There are five categories of roses in the garden: patio roses (miniature roses), climbing roses, park/shrub roses, hybrid tea roses and floribunda roses.
Rose breeders of the world send new specimens each year to the Westbroek. Each variety is planted anonymously in the testing beds where they remain for two years, periodically checked by experts. Only if the variety has scored well can it be planted in the main gardens. Once roses are planted in the rose garden they all be checked after three years by an expert jury. The final check is done during the International Rose Competition held on the 2nd Thursday of July each year. On this day the 'Golden Rose of The Hague' is also awarded - an honour bestowed on the rose with the highest score overall. Rose breeders from all over the world come to Westbroek Park each year to visit and jury the show.

In addition to the wide variety of roses, there's a magnificent display of colour from the many perennial plants in the surrounding beds. From early spring to late autumn more than 150 different types of plants colour the borders. Each plant has a name plate.

Model FinePix F40fd
Date/time original 29-7-2007 19:33:44
Shutter speed value 1/100 s
Aperture value f/8
ISO speed ratings ISO 100
Exposure bias value 0.00 eV
Metering mode Pattern
Flash Flash did not fire
Focal length 8 mm
Quality FINE

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