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Listing last updated on 03 Dec 2023.
Catalog: Printed and Online.
56, route de Lyon
Feyzin, Rhône-alpes 69320
(04) 78 70 32 36 [Information]
(04) 78 70 33 68 [Fax]
Pierre-Joseph Orard (1902 Chamboeuf -1942) established his nursery in 1930. During this time he cooperated with Chambard, whose roses he also distributed. In 1941, Pierre Orard was injured in a car accident and died as a result in January 1942. In order to survive the war years, the nursery was used for growing vegetables. Most of Orard and Chambard's roses were thus lost. Rose growing became the main activity again around 1947-8 with Pierre-Joseph's son Joseph Orard, who became a successful breeder himself, at the helm.
Currently Roseraies Orard is managed by Joseph Orard's sons Pierre and Jean Charles, as well as Jean-Charles' wife Laurence Orard.
[From World Rose News, May 2017, p. 18:] The Orard rose gardens were created in 1930 in Feyzin (approximately 7 miles south of Lyon) by Pierre-Joseph Orard. His son, Joseph Orard, took over the production in the 1950s, and, until the 1990s, gave new impetus to the creation of varieties that had been developed by his father. Jean-Charles and Pierre Orard, the founder's grandsons, have been directing the rose gardens since 1991. Like their predecessors, they focus on producing garden roses and creating new varieties. Thanks to an international network, their varieties are sold all over the world – in the USA, South Africa, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Jean-Charles and Pierre Orard have given new impetus to their research activities. Until now, they were pollinating approximately 3 000 flowers each year. In 2016, the two brothers carried out more than 5 000 hybridisations. Their aim is to offer their overseas partners a wide choice of varieties suited to their markets, while marketing 3 or 4 new varieties in France each year.