“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
The combination of beautiful flowers and a wonderful fragrance makes the rose a magnificent addition to the summer garden.
The garden rose has long been voted Britain’s favourite flower, and for good reason. Roses can be sheer perfection, their beauty together with the heavenly perfume of many varieties making them a popular choice.
We are delighted to grow over 150 varieties of roses in our nurseries, giving them the special care they need to thrive, before finding a home in your garden. We believe there is a type of rose for every garden, and we will be pleased to help select the right rose for you.
Choose bush varieties for planting in beds and borders. These come in two types, Hybrid Tea and Floribunda. Hybrid Tea offers a single, well-shaped large flower on each stem, whilst Floribunda varieties have clusters of flowers on each stem to give an overall mass of colour.
If you prefer to keep your rose in a container or small border, patio roses are the perfect choice as they do not grow too large. For less formal, more open growing, shrub roses mix well with other shrubs and plants, and are the perfect choice for cottage garden style planting. They offer a superb variety of flowers and have attractive hips and foliage.
Ground cover roses are perfect for covering up banks and unkempt areas and act as a colourful choice of weed suppressant, whilst climbers add vertical interest to the garden and are ideal for training up trellis arches, around doors or to hide unsightly boundaries.
Our collection of over 30 David Austin English Roses comprises many traditional favourites, including ‘The Generous Gardener’, a popular thornless climbing rose with dark green foliage and highly fragrant, double, pale-pink flowers and ‘Gertrude Jekyll’, a delightful shrub rose with clusters of heavily scented, double, dark-pink flowers in summer and autumn. We also stock newer varieties of roses that have their own appeal.
And what better gift to give for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or any special day than a celebration rose that will remain for many years as a reminder of a special occasion?
Our rose experts will give you helpful advice and tips on which rose to choose and how to maintain the plant and keep it looking its best, whether it is for you, or a beautiful gift for someone else.