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These popular experiences make wonderful gifts for rose-loving friends and family. All Gift Experiences are held at the David Austin Roses Plant Centre in Albrighton, Shropshire. Vouchers will be provided in a gift envelope with full details of how to book the experience.
Our traditional Afternoon Teas are served daily, throughout the year, in the David Austin Tea Room at 3.15pm. This classic tea menu includes a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam served with a choice of fine teas. A perfect gift to treat family or friends for a birthday or special celebration (1 voucher per person).
Each voucher is valid for 1 person for 12 months, enabling the gift recipient to redeem at their convenience and arrange their visit to the home of the English Roses. Prior booking is essential.
Pruning roses is a subject which often raises great debate. At David Austin Roses, we believe that pruning roses should be a simple, enjoyable and creative process. That's why we created our Pruning Sessions, the ideal gift for any gardener who would like help to get the very best out of their roses.
WHY SHOULD I PRUNE?
English Roses are naturally vigorous and if left without pruning may become large and leggy shrubs. The main purpose of pruning is to create a shapely, attractive shrub, with good structure. This process also encourages fresh new growth.
During the half-day morning or afternoon sessions, we will share simple tips on how to prune, create shapely shrubs and control the height of the more vigorous English Roses. No prior knowledge is required, as we will guide you step by step through the process.
We ask each attendee to bring outdoor clothing as some of the talk will be held in the garden. Time permitting, there may also be an opportunity to have a go at pruning yourself so don’t forget your secateurs and gardening gloves. Light refreshments will be provided. We hold all our pruning sessions during January and February each year, as this is the best time to prune.