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About us

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.

Rose breeding is often described as being as much an art as a science.

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 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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  • Our plant centre & gardens

    Our plant centre & gardens

    Our Plant Centre is a little different from most others. We attract visitors from all around the world, many of whom travel thousands of miles to visit the home of the English Roses...

  • Request a Handbook

    Request a Handbook

    Request a free copy of David Austin’s beautifully illustrated catalogue, the Handbook of Roses. If you share our passion for gardening, we invite you to request your free copy, with compliments of David Austin...

  • Advice & Inspiration

    Advice & Inspiration

    Most roses will reward any extra care and attention well by flowering better. The better your roses are grown, the more healthy and disease resistant they will be...

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