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A Visit to David Austin Roses


By neellan


As a member of a local Garden Centre Club I went recently with a friend to David Austin Roses in Albrighton.
It was a damp start with some ominous clouds around and did not look very promising for a garden visit, however, the weather improved the nearer we got to Albrighton, On arrival the sun was shining and we were ushered straight through for very welcome coffee/tea and biscuits.

Loved their own special china – available in the gift shop!
Their expert then gave us an extremely interesting guided tour after which it was time for a lunch – which was delicious! The day was then our own to wander and admire the beautiful gardens.

Beautiful Rambler – Belvedere

A view through the arches of Adelaide d’Orleans roses down the Long garden.

The Renaissance Garden
The curved box edging on either side of the beds is echoed in the covered seating area overlooking this lovely garden

What a mass of blooms on this bush rose – Ballerina

Some attractive underplanting of a standard rose the dark pink flowers are Penstemons

Close up of Belvedere a Rambler rose

David Austin’s latest Climber called Lady of the Lake

Needless to say the storage areas of the coach on the way home were full to overflowing of fragrant blooms I would certainly recommend a visit it was a super day out, What did I buy? – 3 roses for my daughter’s birthday – Shropshire Lad, Gentle Hermione and The Queen of Sweden all pink all with a delightful perfume.

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So beautiful Neellen it must have been such a joy and pleasure indeed.

A lovely BirthdaĆ· gift for your daughter.

13 Jul, 2014


Thank you Scotkat it was a brilliant day and the staff so helpful, I had questions re climbers/ramblers for my daughter's garden arbour answered, she was thrilled with her roses too :o)

13 Jul, 2014


Hi Neena
Happy birthday to your daughter ... lovely idea to choose the pink roses for her ... x

thanks for sharing your tour .. you've taken super photos .. do you know which plants are in the under-planting pic ?

I've added this blog to GoYpedia :o)

13 Jul, 2014


Beautiful blog Neena, and what a place.....those curved beds.....
the roses too are a delight, as are your photos x

13 Jul, 2014


Thank you TT for your kind comments and also adding this to Goypedia, I'm not certain of the underplanting names but they looked really good I thought :o)

Thank you Pam it was a delightful place to visit, spoiled for choice as at every turn there was a photo opportunity :o)

13 Jul, 2014


What a beautiful place,Neena..and your photo's are stunning..So glad you had a lovely day out,and no wonder your daughter loved her birthday gifts..:o) I've never been to a specialist garden centre,but I would love to go to this the China crockery,but my,that coffee looked strong! Lol.xx

13 Jul, 2014


Oh wow, what a wonderful, Neellan. The roses of course are gorgeous and I like your choice too. (I am very tempted by Gentle Hermione every time I see it mentioned on Goy but where could I put it?) Those curved box hedges are a delight too. Lovely photos, so glad the weather turned out fine for you and that you enjoyed your day. Happy birthday to your daughter too :)

13 Jul, 2014


This must be heaven on earth.

13 Jul, 2014


What lovely gardens they are, and a great choice of roses to bring home with you too. I always admire those when the new catalogue comes. The pottery is made nearby - we visited the pottery but not the garden when we lived in Staffordshire and I have a long narrow plate from there that gets used all the time as a bread plate.

13 Jul, 2014


Thank you Bloomer it is a super place to visit you would love it, my daughter loves the roses and you're right my coffee did look strong - after I took the photo I added more milk lol :o)

Thank you Gee for your kind remarks, see if you can find a spot for Gentle Hermione she is as beautiful as she looks :o)

Thank you Linda it is gardener's heaven :o)

Thank you Steragram the catalogue is always a temptation isn't it, the china depicts The Generous Gardener rose :o)

Thank you for liking Marybells, Kasy Drc and Lijemc :o)

13 Jul, 2014


Looks a lovely place to visit. Glad you had a nice day..happy birthday to your daughter... :))

14 Jul, 2014


How nice to know which rose it is Neelan. My plate doesn't have a rose - some long twiney thing I don't recognise.

14 Jul, 2014


Thank you Holly she had a lovely birthday, heartily recommend a visit to David Austin Roses :o)

Thank you Steragram artist's imagination on your plate perhaps? :o)

Thank you for liking Samjp and Klahanie :o)

14 Jul, 2014


That was a lovely place to visit Neena. I'm pleased you bought Gentle Hermione. It's one of the loveliest roses I know :)

14 Jul, 2014


Thank you Hywel I agree with you, a beautiful rose I remember you receiving it and have loved it since and suggested it to my daughter as one of her three, she loves it too :o)

14 Jul, 2014


I'm full of envy Neena...! I'd love to visit David Austins Nursery... but it's a little too far from here for a day trip! Will have to just drool over the new catalogue that I picked up at Hampton Court instead!

14 Jul, 2014


Hi Tracey the catalogue is wonderful isn't it, a shame you are too far away for a day trip, hope you enjoyed Hampton Court - I looked for you on the tv but didn't spot you! :o)

14 Jul, 2014


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