Postcards from Shropshire – Chapter 5 from David Austin Roses – The Lion Garden

The Lion Garden The Lion Garden has been redesigned and the sculpture moved to create a focal point. Four long borders mingle 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, which add height and structure to…

2 acres of Paradise? David Austin Roses at their Albrighton Nursery & Gardens – the best display in years methinks!

The Long Garden, Lion Garden, Victorian Garden and The Renaissance Gardens at David Austin's home ground at Albrighton in Shropshire. The site is home to these magnificent 2-acre gardens, the extensive plant centre, shop and restaurant as well as the business-end of things, the breeding glasshouses and trial beds, the production nursery for all of…

David Austin at Albrighton – some roses I pruned earlier! (A March Showcase)

A tour around the show gardens at David Austin in Albrighton one bright late March day These photographs were taken in the March at a Design Course run by David Austin, following the course in October that I've just written about. The bare bones of the gardens are laid bare and the winter pruning has…