Royal National Rose Society – Garden of the Rose



 As the gardens mature and improve every year we can compare the growth as the images here show



Wheelchair-friendly :- our new gardens have been designed with wide, wheelchair-friendly paths. We also have a small number of wheelchairs for visitors use on a first-come-first-served basis.   

Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. 

Garden highlights  include:

  • A rose collection, showing the history of the rose
  • Roses in a garden setting showing different styles of planting
  • A series of small model gardens to give inspiration for growing roses in small spaces
  • The newly replanted Queen Mother garden
  • New cultivar trials to provide an educational experience as well as being a pleasure to the eye when in full flower
  • a grass maze
  • The rose garden's new tea-room which provides, morning coffee, home-made biscuits and cakes, light lunches and afternoon cream teas 
  • A much longer season of interest making extensive use of other plants which associate well with roses.

The Royal National Rose Society aim to have a garden which members can enjoy and feel proud of, one that attracts visitors and promotes the rose. Like all gardens, ours is a 'work in progress' and the intention is to continue to develop the Society’s garden so that it becomes the premier rose garden in Britain.



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click on pergola image for earlier view


 Welcome to the Garden . . . following photographs courtesy of and copyrighted to Peter Jennings FRPS

The roses are covering the pergola

The new ponds are getting established, water lilies are now in bloom

and the ponds are attracting wildlife

Members and visitors inspect the new roses in the RNRS Trial Grounds