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We know from experience that all of the roses listed here are amongst the very best. They all combine exceptional beauty with outstanding health and reliability. Many of these varieties also boast delicious fragrances. However, we do wish to emphasise that choosing a rose is very much down to personal taste and all of the roses featured on our website are worthy of a place in the garden.

   

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  1. Olivia Rose Austin

    Olivia Rose Austin

    English Shrub Rose
    Pretty buds open to beautiful, cupped rosettes of an even, mid pink colouring. They have a light to medium fruity fragrance. It commences flowering exceptionally early in the season and flowers in flushes until well into the autumn. It forms a very healthy, well-balanced shrub with dark green foliage, which shows off the flowers to the very best effect. Named after the daughter of David Austin Junior and granddaughter of David Austin Senior. David Austin, 2014.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Gertrude Jekyll

    Gertrude Jekyll

    English Shrub Rose
    Always one of the first English Roses to start flowering, its perfect scrolled buds open to large, rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The beautiful, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. A vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named for the famous garden designer and author. David Austin, 1986.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Desdemona

    Desdemona

    English Shrub Rose
    Peachy pink buds open to beautiful, white, chalice-shaped blooms, with a pinkish hue. The incurved petals create an arresting interplay of light and shadow. The strong Old Rose fragrance has hints of almond blossom, cucumber and lemon zest. It forms a most attractive neat, rounded, bushy shrub. Named after the tragic heroine of Shakespeare’s Othello.. David Austin, 2015.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Susan Williams-Ellis

    Susan Williams-Ellis

    English Shrub Rose
    A delightful, unassuming rose of typical Old Rose beauty. It is a pure white sport of the pink English Rose, ‘The Mayflower’. The remarkable thing about these two roses is that, in so far as we are aware, they are completely free from disease. The medium-strong fragrance is perfectly Old Rose in character. It is extremely winter hardy, with upright, bushy, twiggy growth. Named for the founder of Portmeirion Pottery, who was a great enthusiast of the English Roses. David Austin, 2010.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

    English Shrub Rose
    The flowers are very full and rounded at first, later opening up to shallow cups. They are yellow in colour, tending almost towards mustard, and have a strong, delicious fragrance, varying between soft floral Tea and pure lemon. It makes a sturdy shrub with broad, spreading growth. Named after the naturalist who was born in Shropshire. David Austin, 2003.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Scarborough Fair

    Scarborough Fair

    English Shrub Rose
    Despite giving the impression of utmost delicacy, this is a very tough, healthy and reliable variety. Extremely floriferous; its soft pink, semi-double flowers are held in large sprays and have a musky Old Rose scent. It forms a bushy, rather upright shrub. Named after the English folk song, made popular by Simon and Garfunkel. David Austin, 2003.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. The Mayflower

    The Mayflower

    English Shrub Rose
    A very healthy variety, bearing mid pink, medium-sized, Old Rose style blooms. They are held well above the dainty foliage and have a mediumstrong Old Rose scent. It forms a tough and hardy shrub with upright, bushy, twiggy growth. Named after the Pilgrims’ ship, to mark the launch of our first US catalogue. David Austin, 2001.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Dame Judi Dench

    Dame Judi Dench

    English Shrub Rose
    A beautiful rose; the blooms are a particularly rich shade of apricot-orange, paling prettily towards the edges. The striking, red-tipped buds gradually open to reveal large informal rosettes, each with ruffled petals and a button eye. They are very resistant to rain damage and the petals drop neatly. There is a light-medium Tea scent. A very healthy shrub; it produces strong, arching stems which, over time, form an attractive mound of blooms. Named after one of Britain’s most beloved stars of stage and screen. David Austin, 2017.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Vanessa Bell

    Vanessa Bell

    English Shrub Rose
    Pink-tinged buds open to mediumsized cups held in large clusters. Pale yellow, paling to white at the edges; each has a rich yellow eye. The fragrance is similar to green tea with aspects of lemon and honey. It forms a bushy, upright shrub. Named for the artist, designer and founder member of the Bloomsbury Group – sister of the writer, Virginia Woolf. David Austin, 2017.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. The Poet's Wife

    The Poet's Wife

    English Shrub Rose
    Bears rich yellow flowers, which pale over time. Their formation is most pleasing, having a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. There is a strong, wonderfully rich fragrance with a hint of lemon, which becomes sweeter and stronger with age. It forms a bushy, nicely rounded shrub with arching branches and rather shiny foliage. David Austin, 2014.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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