What better place to find the perfect roses for our new garden than the Gardens of the Rose at the Royal National Rose Society near St Albans, Hertfordshire? This year, the gardens are celebrating their 50th anniversary and entrance tickets (£6 per person) are valid until the 28th of July 2013. The gardens feature over 2,500 rose varieties – here are a few that caught my eye.
Small, repeat flowering rose good for containers.
Small, fragrant floribunda rose.
Duchess of Cornwall
Fragrant hybrid tea with large flowers.
Lady of Shallot
Bushy shrub, can be grown as a small climber.
Very pretty hybrid tea bush.
Orange floribunda, continuous flowering.
Pretty, fragrant climber, 3m high.
Fragrant English rose, grows up to 90cm in height.
English rose suitable for the front of a border. Up to 3 1.20 m in height.
Medium shrub, almost thornless.
Small hybrid tea bush. Unusual colour.
Short hybrid tea bush with a lovely scent.
Rambler, up to 4.5 metre high. Will tolerate some shade.
A short bush with lovely amber coloured flowers.