Planting in celebration of Nye Bevan and the NHS

David Austin Roses were invited to Bedwellty House in Tredegar, Wales to commemorate their newest rose which is named after Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS.


Five pots of the latest variety were planted by David Austin’s Head Gardener, Steve Parnham, into the soon to be revealed sensory gardens at Bedwellty House, the home of Nye Bevan’s political career. Members of the Bevan Society, his family, Nick Thomas-Symonds (MP) and David Austin’s Sales Manager, Andy Rollings were there to mark the occasion. The new sensory garden is nestled within the historic site in Tredegar and will be available for both residents and families to enjoy from summer 2021 where they will be able to see the new yellow rose in bloom.

The Nye Bevan (Auspital) rose is currently available in limited edition packaging with a bright blue pot as a nod towards the NHS. As part of the world-renowned rose breeders ‘Positive Planting’ initiative, this season David Austin Roses are donating £2.50 from the sale of each Nye Bevan rose to NHS Charities Together and other health-based charities. To date David Austin has raised £60,000 for health-based charities, through sales of Nye Bevan and its two other charity roses, The Generous Gardener (Ausdrawn) and Princess Alexandra of Kent (Ausmerchant). A total they plan to grow throughout the season.


Andy Rollings, Sales Manager at David Austin Roses
stated “It was a pleasure to meet Nye Bevan’s family and together we felt that we were planting hope and positivity for the future. It was a poignant day for all involved.”

It was nice to hear from Jaselle, great, great niece of Nye Bevan & Secretary of The Bevan Society “Nye would have been extremely touched by today and like all of us at The Aneurin Bevan Society, he would want the rose and its proceeds to bring hope and health to many.”

 

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