Pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other garden insects are integral to a happy garden and healthy roses. Plant roses to attract pollinators and encourage a healthy garden ecosystem. Not only will they do your plants good, they will also help to reduce pollinator decline by providing a supportive habitat for wildlife. Even the smallest urban garden can provide a haven for important insects just by planting a rose or two.


At our nursery in the Shropshire countryside we have a number of honey producing beehives set around our reservoir. These are part of our commitment to growing evermore sustainably, working continually to reduce our impact on the environment and surrounding wildlife. A happy hive of bees is important as it supports the natural pollination process which we, both as a planet and a business, rely on so heavily.

Pictured above right: Scepter’d Isle (Ausland) English Shrub Rose bears numerous light pink, cupped flowers with paler outer petals and pollen laden, yellow stamens which are tempting to pollinators. There is a powerful Myrrh fragrance.

Roses for a spray-free garden

We suggest avoiding the use of chemicals in your garden where possible.
These extremely healthy and robust varieties will perform particularly well in a spray-free garden


Mixed beds and borders provide a wonderful, varied habitiat for happy pollinators

Single, semidouble or open bloom styles are particularly attractive to pollinators as these blooms styles allow easy access to the pollen rich stamens.