We Are David Austin Roses

60 YEARS OF UNRIVALLED BREEDING EXPERTISE


Our iconic green pots and golden seal are a trusted symbol of horticultural heritage and quality.


Farmers, rose experts and hybridists, we are the creators of the English Rose. Based in Shropshire, we meticulously breed and grow fabulous rose plants for you to enjoy in your gardens for many years. Rooted in 60 years of horticultural heritage, our roses are tolerant, easy to grow and come in a joyful spectrum of colours and fragrances. Loved for their magnificent many petalled blooms, each variety has its own unique beauty and character, contributing flowers and fragrance to any garden from June until December, year after year. There is nothing quite like English Roses; they quickly become a way of life, a passion and a wonderfully rewarding pastime.

The Story Behind

the plants

The ‘English Rose’ – the term given to a rose bred by David Austin – was born from a simple desire to create a more beautiful rose. The quest never stops to breed the perfect rose and bring the delight of English Roses from our small Shropshire village to gardens all over the world.

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The Story Behind

the people

As a family-owned and run business, embracing its third generation, we are hugely fortunate to work with the talented people who make up our extended family. Our people are the cornerstone of David Austin Roses; without them, there would be no plants.

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The Story Behind

the place

There is something about the home of David Austin Roses that is effortlessly enchanting. Hidden in the Shropshire countryside it is the epitome of Englishness, a little haven of busy gardeners, growers, people and plants going about their daily tasks without fuss or applaud.

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From growing in our fields to growing in your garden, we do our best to breed, select and deliver the very best roses for you to enjoy.

60 Handbooks of English Roses by David Austin Roses
60 Handbooks of English Roses by David Austin Roses

60 Handbooks

of english roses

We are delighted to bring to you our special edition 60th Handbook of Roses this year. Our Handbook has become an integral part of our business, signalling the start of a new season and the introduction of new hand-bred English Rose varieties.

take a look back over the years

VINTAGE ENGLISH ROSES

60 years of endeavour to create the perfect rose has led us to developing and releasing over 200 new varieties, each beautiful and distinctive in their own right. Many have stood the test of time and although launched many years - sometimes decades - ago, are still some of our best sellers and most well-loved varieties, by both ourselves and our customers.

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