Forever part of our history, these roses have paved the way for many more roses to come.

In the late 1940s, David C H Austin set out on his quest to breed the most beautiful and healthy roses; a vision that continues to remain at the heart of our business today, more than 80 years later. This vision drives our continuing assessment of rose varieties in the current collection to ensure they reach our exacting standards and expectations. Due to climatic changes and the evolution of plant diseases, some historical varieties will no longer reach our increasingly high standards. It is in these instances that we must retire the rose to ensure customers receive only the best roses that will thrive and deliver the most enjoyable customer experience, regardless of gardening expertise. As a result of our review process, The Alnwick® Rose is now retired from our English Rose Collection but will always remain part of our history, paving the way for many more new roses to come, creating the next generation of roses.

If you love The Alnwick® Rose, we have some great alternatives, which we are sure will endear themselves to you, bringing you much happiness and gardening enjoyment for years to come.

The Alnwick Rose®

(Ausgrab) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Soft pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Old Rose
Size: Medium Shrub 4ft (125cm) 3ft (90cm)
Bloom Size: Medium
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2001

Pretty, many petalled, cupped blooms of soft pink. There is a rich Old Rose fragrance with raspberry notes. It flowers in flushes from early summer until the first frosts.

The Alnwick® Rose®