Bowling Green Lane
PGG visit to David Austin Roses
David Austin Roses 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 Long Garden forms the central core of the rose garden, with the other gardens leading from it. It contains our collection of old roses, which generally flower once in early summer. The Long Garden also includes modern shrub roses and many English Roses to extend the flowering season. The National Collection of English Roses is held in the gardens at Albrighton. The Renaissance Garden is perhaps the most beautiful of all the gardens, and is devoted to English Roses.
The Victorian Walled Garden is a formal garden made up of three circular borders, which diminish in width towards the centre. They are planted with English Roses and other repeat-flowering shrub roses. The focal point of the garden is the large central stone carving. The National Collection of English Roses is held in the gardens at Albrighton. The Renaissance Garden is perhaps the most beautiful of all the gardens, and is devoted to English Roses.
The Lion Garden is made up of four long borders mingled with shrub roses, including many English Roses, with herbaceous perennials, creating a wonderful contrast of colour, form, texture and scent. The borders are punctuated by magnificent standard roses.
Well shall have the opportunity to also visit The Species Garden containing the true wild roses and their near hybrids. This is one of the first to flower and is at its most beautiful in early summer. After flowering, the hips develop and will be in full colour by the autumn. Birds can often be found in this garden, eating the seeds.
Visit www.davidaustinroses.co.uk for more details about David Austin Roses.
10.00am – Arrive for refreshments after the journey.
10.30am – Tour of the gardens including the production and propagation areas and the Species Garden.
Lunch will be available on a self-pay or bring a picnic lunch.
4.30pm – Depart for home after some refreshments.
David Austin Roses, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3HB
Postcode: WV7 3HB
Telephone: 01902 376334
Cost for the day: £15.00