Say hello to our new English rose – Emma Bridgewater™

New for 2024, the eponymous Emma Bridgewater™ (Ausb44a16) English Shrub rose celebrates the union of two heritage British brands, with a flower that can grow and thrive in gardens but also last forever indoors on the corresponding hand-painted Emma Bridgewater mug.

Emma Bridgewater

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

A romantic-looking rose with medium-sized blooms that look like an impressionist painting even in real life, the Emma Bridgewater rose offers a mesmerising kaleidoscope of colours. She first appears as pink, yet orange is at the centre of her button eye and you can expect the brighter coral-pink tones to soften to mauve and lilac over time, culminating in a host of unique-looking blooms – reminiscent of a bunch of flowers. Both petals and leaves are fashionably matte, much like an Old Rose. A repeat flowering rose, the blooms begin with a shallow cup that opens up to a majestic rosette with maximum impact.




Rosewater with notes of tea and meadow hay means the Emma Bridgewater™ (Ausb44a16) rose carries a soft, natural warmth and feels almost nostalgic.


Best placed in a central space where she can bask in light with her many colours glowing with pride. In the middle of a border, she will nestle happily next to other coloured plants, even blue and purple lavender or salvia, where the blue undertones in her pink rose blooms will come through beautifully. Growing both broad and upright, this is a rose with natural grace and a well-balanced stature that matures to a compact, bushy shape.

Behind the name

With an appreciation for each other’s expertise and a shared love of roses, David J. C. Austin and Emma Bridgewater have enabled a fruitful partnership, marrying artistry with horticulture and creativity with craftsmanship - a union of garden and home that is as beautiful and enduring as the blooms themselves.



“I have been surrounded by and loved David Austin Roses for as long as I remember, as both my Mum and Granny were keen gardeners and loved them. Much like a well-loved piece of pottery, roses can be like old friends, with a personal connection for people. The Emma Bridgewater rose is wonderful, and not least because it is full of surprises, as it displays several distinctly different colours as the buds appear, open and then develop - giving three different hues in one rose.”

Emma Bridgewater

A cup full of roses

Capture the beauty of an authentic English rose on a truly British piece of pottery.

Shop matching Emma Bridgewater ½ pint mug.


The ultimate gift for bountiful blooms

Along with a voucher for a rose of the recipient’s choice, this brand-new gift box contains a rose-patterned tea towel adorned with our Emma Bridgewater™ and Bring Me Sunshine® English roses, and a milk bottle vase, perfect for showcasing freshly cut stems.