The essence of rose farm visit
Treat yourself to an extraordinary floral experience, and visit the estate of Hacienda La Compañia and Rosadex rose farm. Individuals from around the world gather here to marvel and appreciate the many varieties of this incomparable flower.
On this private excursion, you’ll be hosted by a member of the family, who will give you wonderful insights into this flourishing and important Ecuadorian industry. Their infrastructure includes 270 non-unionised employees, 70% of which are women. Staff are well cared for, and have access to food and medical care. Staff transport is arranged to ensure their safety.
Take a step back in time, and visit the estate’s historical Museum of Roses. Explore this plantation where 38 rose varieties are grown. [Due to Ecuador’s position on the equator, the country’s 500 species of roses grow higher than anywhere else in the world. They thrive in the longer daylight hours and nutrient rich volcanic soil.]
You’ll have the chance to wander around the French neo-classical style hacienda built in 1919, where you are truly made to feel like part of the family. If the walls could talk, they’d have fascinating stories to tell, as over six generations have walked through these rooms embellished with exquisite French tapestries. This spectacular experience culminates in a rose exhibition held in a traditional old farm shed, and a sublime luncheon.