David Austin Roses
After fifty years of intensive breeding, David Austin's English Roses combine the forms and fragrances of old roses with the repeat flowering of modern roses. They are very easy to grow, healthy and reliable.
David Austin Golden Celebration
English Roses may be grown as magnificent, shapely shrubs or trained as short climbers. Our extensive collection contains a rose for almost every garden situation.
A wide selection of fragrant English Roses from David Austin is also available to purchase in containers all year round. They are ideal to fill a gap in the border. Containerised roses arrive in the David Austin 6 litre container premium pot, securely packaged in our gift box decorated with a beautiful rose print.
Charming garden-style cut rose bouquets can now be ordered for delivery by post, priced from £39.95. Each of David Austin's luxury bouquets is hand-tied and delivered in water, packed in a lilac gift box.
David Austin Rose Gardens at Albrighton
We have created a large rose garden which many consider to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Over 700 different varieties of roses are planted in the garden which now covers around 2 acres (0.8 HA). The garden is divided into a number of smaller areas, each with its own style. The overall concept is to enclose the exuberant and rather informal growth of the roses within neatly clipped evergreen hedges.
The Long Garden forms the central core of the rose garden, with the other gardens leading from it.
It contains our collection of old roses, which generally flower once in early summer.
The Long Garden also includes modern shrub roses and many English Roses to extend the flowering season.
The whole garden is interlaced with pergolas, which display many climbing and rambling roses. Later in the season the rambling roses produce many small hips.
The Long Garden
The Victorian Garden is planted with English Roses and other repeat flowering shrub roses. Over the last five or ten years it has become increasingly evident how well some of the English Roses perform when grown as climbers.
In 2006, a large circular wall 8ft tall and nearly 100 yards long was built to help display them. Many climbing roses have been planted aganst the wall, which will look spectacular within a few seasons. Many beautiful climbers also grow on the arches and arbours.
The Victorian Garden
The National Collection of English Roses is held in the gardens at Albrighton.
The Renaissance Garden is perhaps the most beautiful of all the gardens, and is devoted to English Roses. These roses start flowering in late May and continue right through to the frosts of early winter.
This lovely garden demonstrates the great versatility of the English Roses, with their wide range of flowers and fragrances, habits and sizes.
The Renaissance Garden
The Lion Garden contains formal beds of hybrid teas, floribundas and English Roses, with miniatures and patio roses around the lion sculpture. Some of the more compact English Roses look quite wonderful grown in island beds, where they repeat flower extremely well.
Two long, traditional mixed borders run along the full length of the Lion garden. These show the sumptuous blooms of English Roses mingled amongst the light and airy blooms of herbaceous perennials.
The Lion Garden
The Species Garden contains the true wild roses and their near hybrids.
This is one of the first to flower and is at its most beautiful in early summer. After flowering, the hips develop and will be in full colour by the autumn. Birds can often be found in this garden, eating the seeds.
Please ask for a free garden map when you arrive at the plant centre. This is designed to help you enjoy the gardens and will be a pleasant reminder of your visit.
The Species Garden in winter
Providing focal points in the garden are many fine pieces of sculpture by Mrs Pat Austin, a very talented artist. There are places around the garden where visitors can sit, relax and enjoy the flowers and their fragrances.
The garden is accessible to wheelchairs. We are open from 9 am to 5 pm and admission is free.
Group visits and guided tours can be arranged by prior appointment. Please call 01902 376342
David Austin Roses Ltd,
Bowling Green Lane,
To place an order for bare root roses, container roses or gifts, to request a free copy of our Handbook of Roses or to discuss a garden design, please contact our customer services team:
Tel: 01902 376300
Fax: 01902 375177
GARDEN DESIGNERS AND LANDSCAPERS
To place an order or to discuss a garden design, please contact Richard Stubbs on:
Tel: 01902 376347
Fax: 01902 375177
To order a luxury bouquet of cut roses by post:
Tel: 01902 376301
Fax: 01902 372142
UK PLANT CENTRE AND GARDENS
David Austin Roses Limited
Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3HB
Tel: 01902 376334
Tel: 01902 376321
Fax: 01902 375320