15th June 2020 – 26th June 2020 all-day

Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden

Photo credit: Marianne Majerus
Photo credit: Marianne Majerus

Admire the beauty of the Rose Garden at its peak; a real feast for the senses with 750 David Austin rose plants and 100 varieties filling the air with a glorious fragrance.

The Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996, contains the most valued and popular roses developed by David Austin, including Gertrude Jekyll, Winchester Cathedral and Graham Thomas. It also contains the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months in the UK including Olivia Rose Austin, Lady Emma Hamilton and Darcy Bussell.

Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, says “Jay Robin’s Rose Garden is undoubtedly the main highlight of the summer displays, with the sight and fragrance of over 750 David Austin roses being something to behold.”

Special Group Tours 
During Rose Celebration Weeks, groups (15+ people) are invited to book a weekday guided tour of the principal ground floor rooms of the Elizabethan Mansion House, decorated especially with roses. Contact our Group Bookings Manager on 01444 450326 for details.

Other Rose Celebration events
Wed 17 June, 11am: Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
Fri 19 June, 10.30am: ‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses
Thur 2 July,10.30am: ‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant

Rose Plants & Specialist Gifts
Browse our plant nursery for David Austin roses, or take home a rose-themed souvenir from our gift shop; the perfect reminder of your visit.