Rose Heaven – The New Season at Petersham Nurseries

Laure Davoust
Laure Davoust


Gruss an Aachen
Gruss an Aachen


Blanc double de Coubert
Blanc double de Coubert
Souvenir de la Malmaison
Souvenir de la Malmaison
Rosa Mundi
Rosa Mundi
Hugh Dickson
Hugh Dickson
Reine des Violettes
Reine des Violettes
Varigata di Bologna
Varigata di Bologna
Madame Isaac Pereire
Madame Isaac Pereire
Lady Hillingdon Clg
Lady Hillingdon Clg
Perle d'or
Perle d’or
Lady Waterlow
Lady Waterlow
Cerise Bouquet
Cerise Bouquet
New Dawn
New Dawn
un-named, as yet
Seven Sisters or Rosa multiflora Platyphylla
Honorine de Brabant
  • La Belle Sultane
  • Rosa Mundi
  • Kazanlik
  • Honorine de Brabant
  • Madame Isaac Pereire
  • Souvenir de la Malmaison
  • Variegata di Bologna
  • Blanc double de Coubert
  • Hansa
  • Peach Grootendorst
  • Rosa rugosa Alba
  • Schneezwerg
  • Emporeur du Maroc
  • Ferdinand Pichard
  • Hugh Dickson
  • Reine des Violettes
  • Nur Mahal
  • Bengal Beauty
  • Cramoisi Superieur
  • Louis XIV
  • Perle D’Or
  • Gruss an Aachen
  • Cerise Bouquet
  • Eyes for You
  • Octavia Hill
  • Pearl Drift
  • Westerland
  • White Pet
  • Grouse
  • Kent
  • Nozomi
  • Surrey
  • Blairii No. 2
  • Compassion
  • Crepuscule
  • Eden Rose 88
  • Etoile de Hollande
  • Guinee
  • Handel
  • Iceberg Climbing
  • Lady Hillingdon Climbing
  • Lady Waterlow
  • Masquerade Climbing
  • Madame Alfred Carriere
  • New Dawn
  • Paul’s Perpetual White
  • Peace Clg
  • Penny Lane
  • Red New Dawn
  • Schoolgirl
  • Shot Silk
  • Souvenir de la Malmaison Clg
  • Swan Lake
  • Laure Davoust
  • Narrow Waters
  • Rosa multiflora Platyphylla

The first flush of new roses at Petersham Nurseries, due in a few weeks, featuring superb Old Roses, both repeat~ and summer-flowering;  ancient and modern climbing roses and ramblers; floriferous ground cover; modern shrub roses and more…. a promise to make this collection as comprehensive and exciting as any you might find in the country.

The photos were taken at Mottisfont Abbey earlier in the year and this place of Rose Pilgrimage has been pivotal in choosing many of the new roses for the Petersham Collection. An invitation to the Heritage Rose Foundation Conference in the summer cemented my profound respect for these superlative rose gardens – established by Graham Stuart Thomas and which have been under the care of Head Gardener David Stone for several decades. The conference featured these distinguished luminaries and rosarians.

  • David Stone AHRHS, Head Gardener, Mottisfont Abbey

  • Jonny Bass, Head Gardener Elect, Mottisfont Abbey and Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow for 2013

  • John Wood, Head Gardener, Hinton Ampner

  • Maurizio Usai, Garden Designer, Cagliari, Italy

  • Stephen Scanniello, President of Heritage Rose Foundation!june-2014-conference/c1rp

I’m delighting in all things David Austin now, for a complimentary selection of their best and most fragrant shrubs, climbers and repeat-flowering ramblers as well as more classic climbing roses, Old Roses and….  I am in Rose Heaven!

In the meantime I’m preparing for a Rose Workshop later this month…



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