Our new rose of the year, Emma Bridgewater (Ausb44a16), takes centre stage in our display at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival as thousands of gardening enthusiasts get their first glimpse. 

 

The new English shrub rose, named after the iconic British potter, has received a wonderful response since its unveiling at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, thanks to its romantic, painterly look and kaleidoscope of colours. 

  

The scent of rosewater with notes of tea and meadow hay has also proved popular, as it carries a soft, natural warmth and feels almost nostalgic, with many being surprised by its strength. 

This year at the RHS Hampton Court Show, we are celebrating the diverse and delicious scents that, along with their visual beauty, make English roses so special. 

Visitors will discover the whole range of fragrances – Tea, Myrrh, Old Rose, Fruity and Musk – within our exhibit, and you can explore our exquisite collection of fragrant roses below. 

Scent is very much a matter of personal preference and the feelings and memories it evokes. Simply choose your favourite. 

Discover more about the fragrance of English roses here...