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We have compiled a list of our favourite gardens which have collections of English Roses.
There is nothing quite like the beauty of our rose gardens in Shropshire, England. The abundance of colour and fragrance overwhelms the senses, making it a truly breathtaking experience. It is a wonderful place to stroll and relax.
Considered to be one of the finest rose gardens in the world, it is one of only three gardens in England to have received the 'Award of Garden Excellence' from the World Federation of Rose Societies.
The Lion Garden is so called thanks to a lion sculpture by the late Pat Austin which provides a wonderful focal point to the space. Four long borders mingle shrub roses, including many English Roses, with herbaceous perennials, creating a wonderful contrast of colour, form, texture and scent. The borders are punctuated by magnificent standard tree roses, which add height and structure to the garden.
Our patio garden features English specimen roses in a variety of large, decorative terracotta planters. English Roses, with their gracefully rounded, shrubby growth, are ideal for growing in this way. They bring character and interest to the gravelled area around the Plant Centre and their beautiful, deliciously fragrant flowers can be easily enjoyed at close quarters.
The Species Garden contains the true wild roses and their near hybrids. This is one of the first to flower and is at its most beautiful in early summer. After flowering, the hips develop and will be in full colour by the autumn. Birds can often be found in this garden, eating the seeds. Please ask for a free garden map when you arrive at the plant centre. This is designed to help you enjoy the gardens and will be a pleasant reminder of your visit.