The Rose Garden is based on the early plan by Brett and Hall Landscape Architects, and consists of a series of concentric rings surrounding a sundial. The climbing and rambling roses are on a pergola on the perimeter. David Austin roses make up most of the center beds, bred for the form and fragrance of the Old Roses, with the recurrent qualities of the modern rose. The outer beds carry Old and Musk Roses with their heavy scent and beautiful flowers.
Among the climbers are Veilchenblau, a small exquisite mauve- purple rose that weaves in around a silvery Cardoon. Etoile de Holland, a deep crimson old climber, and Narrow Water, a musk rose, hang garlands of fragrant flowers from the pergola. American Pillar, a vigorours and hardy deep pink rambler, is the only rose still grown that was on the original plan.
Step into this garden in June, and be carried back in time by the fragrance and soft colours of the world’s favourite flower.