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Welcome to David Austin Roses

Welcome to David Austin Roses

In the 1940s, when still just a teenager, David Austin was already fascinated with roses. Soon after, his hobby became his life. He released his first rose, ‘Constance Spry’, in 1961. Since then, he has released over 200 new roses, creating an unrivalled collection, beloved throughout the world. 75 years on, his objective remains the same – to create a more beautiful rose.

All David Austin roses have a collective style and reflect one man’s vision. All have beautiful blooms and in most cases, wonderful fragrance held on graceful attractive shrubs. A garden of these outstanding roses is hard to beat for the sheer exuberance of flower and fragrance.

Today, David Austin Roses remains a family business. David Austin has been joined by his son David and his grandson, Richard.

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David Austin’s Handbook of Roses

David Austin’s Handbook of Roses

Request a free copy of our traditional rose catalogue, which has been the bedside companion of rose lovers for decades and is a useful tool to help plan your garden. It is packed with tips and advice, as well as detailed descriptions of 800 varieties of roses, including Old Roses, climbing roses, rambling roses and 150 of David Austin’s wonderfully fragrant, repeat-flowering English Roses.

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A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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  • Repeat Flowering

    Repeat Flowering

    All of the roses listed here are repeat-flowering, which means they flower in flushes providing colour and interest in the border over several months... Read more

  • Most Fragrant English Roses

    Most Fragrant English Roses

    The English Roses are famous for the diversity and strength of their fragrances, with many varieties having won awards, both nationally and internationally... Read more

  • Rose Care

    Rose Care

    Roses are incredibly tough, reliable and forgiving plants but a bit of extra care will be generously repaid. The better your roses are grown, the healthier and more disease resistant they will be... Read more

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