Our Plant Centre is a little different from most others. We attract visitors from all around the world, many of whom travel thousands of miles to visit the home of the English Roses. We aim to make sure that all gardeners and rose lovers will enjoy their visit, from complete beginners to the most experienced. Expert staff are always on hand to help and advise visitors in any way they require.
We have created a large rose garden which many consider to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Over 700 different varieties of roses are planted in the garden which now covers around 2 acres (0.8 HA). The garden is divided into a number of smaller areas, each with its own style. The overall concept is to enclose the exuberant and rather informal growth of the roses within neatly clipped evergreen hedges. Providing focal points in the garden are many fine pieces of sculpture by the late Mrs Pat Austin, a very talented artist. There are places around the garden where visitors can sit, relax and enjoy the flowers and their fragrances.
Our garden gift shop offers an extensive range of high quality seasonal gifts, homewares and gardening requisites, sourced from independent suppliers. These include accessories for the home and garden, luxurious natural beauty products and a fine range of gift cards and stationery. Gardeners will also enjoy exploring our eclectic assortment of gardening books.
Look out for our very own range of David Austin Roses toiletries, home fragrance and fine bone china, inspired by our beautiful English roses.
Our Plant Centre is home to one of the largest collections of potted roses in the country, together with an excellent selection of companion shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants. Our experienced team will be on hand to give expert advice and to help you with your selection.