The choice of roses is mind-boggling but who can resist them? Their range of colour and habit is stunning as is their glorious perfume.
Roses can be put roughly into four categories:
This section includes the Hybrid Teas and Floribundas in bush and standard form, mostly growing in the range of 60-90cm with double flowers. Varieties include Grandpa Dickson, Ruby Wedding and Peace.
This section includes many of the David Austin Roses and the hybrids and forms of Rosa rugosa. They will grow from 1m upwards and are less formal than the bush roses. Varieties include Ballerina, Rhapsody in Blue and Graham Thomas.
Ramblers are the more vigorous and have softer stems than the climbers. They will grow from 3m upwards. Varieties include Francois Juranville, Pink Perpetue and Paul's Scarlet.
Patio and Miniature Roses
in which we are also putting the Flower Carpet varieties. These are ideal for containers and the smaller garden but are mainly unscented. Varieties include Honeybunch, Pretty Polly and Sweet Memories.
Roses often make ideal gifts as there are appropriate names for most occasions and we usually have a selection of these in stock but we are happy to source a rose for you if it is one in our supplier's range. We stock David Austin roses and buy from two other growers one being the Scottish rose grower R.C. Ferguson.
A Selection Of Our Favourite Roses including:
* New Collection English Roses
* English Roses
* Climbing & Rambling Roses
New Collection English Roses:
David Austin 'Emily Bronte' - English Rose
Extremely beautiful with distinctive, strongly fragrant soft-pink neat flowers with apricot hues. The strong Tea fragrance becomes more Old Rose with hints of lemon and grapefruit.
4.5ft x 4ft
David Austin 'The Mill on the Floss' - English Rose
Repeat flowering large clusters of small, neat, deeply cupped light lilac-pink blooms arching nicely above the glossy foliage. The fragrance is sweet and fruity.
4.5ft x 4ft
David Austin 'Benjamin Britten' - English Rose
Glowing deep red-pink rosette shaped blooms with an intensely fruity fragrance with hints of wine and pear drops.
4.5ft x3 ft
David Austin 'Boscobel' - English Rose
Red buds open to beautifully formed, upward-facing coral-pink rosettes. Strong myrrh fragrance has delicious hawthorn, elderflower, pear and almond hints. Repeat flowering.
4ft x 3.5ft
David Austin 'Gentle Hermione' - English rose
This is an excellent, reliable garden plant with particularly beautiful cups with a strong Old Rose fragrance. Forms an attractive, well-rounded and very healthy shrub.
1.25 x 1m
David Austin 'Grace' - English rose
Masses of pure apricot, rosette blooms that are beautiful at all stages. Delicious, warm tea fragrance. Forms a healthy, branching shrub with all-round excellent garden performance.
1m x 1.25m
David Austin 'Harlow Carr' - English Rose
A very free-flowering rose with strongly fragrant mid-pink rosette blooms.
3.5ft x 3.5ft
David Austin 'Molineux' - English Rose
A compact repeat flowering shrub with neat rosette blooms tinged orange at first turning rich yellow with a light medium musky Tea Rose scent.
3ft x 3ft
David Austin 'Olivia Rose Austin' - English Rose
An outstanding variety with an exceptionally long flowering season from early in the season to well into the autumn. Beautiful cupped rosettes of an even, mid-pink colouring have a light to medium fruity fragrance.
4ft x 3.5ft
David Austin 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' - English Rose
Very large, deeply cupped, glowing pink blooms. Delicious tea fragrance, later developing hints of lemon and blackcurrants. Forms a short, well-rounded shrub. Very healthy.
1m x 1m
David Austin 'Princess Anne' -English Rose
Large, deep pink, rosette shaped flowers. Tea fragrance. Long season. Particularly healthy.
1.25 x 1m
David Austin 'Queen of Sweden' - English rose
Medium sized, soft pink cups of old rose character. Classic myrrh fragrance. The growth is upright but bushy with very few thorns. It is an exceptionally healthy variety and very hardy.
1.25 x 0.75m
David Austin 'The Ancient Mariner' - English Rose
Masses of very large glowing mid-pink blooms, with wonderful strong warm-myrrh fragrance. Repeat flowering.
4ft x 4ft
David Austin 'The Lady Gardener' - English Rose
Large quartered beautiful pure apricot coloured rosettes and a lovey Tea fragrance with hints of cedar wood and vanilla.
4.5ft x 4ft
David Austin 'The Poet's Wife' - English Rose
A low bushy and nicely rounded repeat flowering shrub. Rich yellow flowers with pleasing formation and a strong, wonderfully rich fragrance with a hint of lemon.
3.5ft x 3.5ft
David Austin 'Thomas A' Becket' - English Rose
Informal striking crimson-red rosette flowers compliment natural shrubby growth. The Old Rose fragrance has a distinct lemon zest character.
5ft x 4ft
David Austin 'Wild Edric' - English Rose
Informal, nearly wild look and habit, with velvety deep cerise-pink flowers and an exceptional, unforgettable fragrance.
1.2m x 1.2m
David Austin 'Wisley 2008' - English Rose
This repeat flowering rose is of exceptional delicacy and charm. The flowers are shallowly cupped with petals arranged in an perfect rosette formation of very pure soft pink. The fragrance is delightfully fruity with hints of raspberry and tea.
4ft x 3ft
Climbing & Rambling Roses:
David Austin 'A Shropshire Lad' - Climbing Rose
This shrub rose has lovely, soft peachy-pink rosettes with a deliciously strong fruity tea-rose fragrance. Vigorous, reliable and almost thornless.
5ft x 4ft
David Austin 'James Galway' - Climbing Rose
A repeat flowering shrub rose with warm-pink rosettes packed with many perfectly arranged petals and a delicious Old Rose fragrance. Reliable and almost thornless.
5ft x 3ft
David Austin 'Kew Rambler' - Rambling Rose
Strongly fragrant, with plentiful pretty, single, mid-pink flowers displayed against a central white eye, held in close trusses. Orange-red hips are produced in autumn.
Up to 20ft
David Austin 'Lady of Shalott' - Climbing Rose
A striking rose with beautiful orange, chalice-shaped blooms with a pleasant warm, spicy Tea fragrance.
4.5ft x 4ft
David Austin 'Malvern Hills' - Rambling Rose
Clusters of pretty yellow blooms produced freely and repeatedly throughout the summer.
Up to 4.5m tall
David Austin 'Mortimer Sackler' - Climbing English Rose
An extremely healthy climbing rose. Loosely double, soft pink blooms with visible stamens, held in large, open sprays. Lovely old rose fragrance with delicious hints of fruit.Almost thornless.
2.5 - 3m
David Austin 'Pauls Himalayan Musk' - Rambling Rose
A magnificent rambler with strongly fragrant pale pink rosette blooms.
Up to 12m tall
David Austin 'Rambling Rosie' - Rambling Rose
An unusual, short, repeat-flowering rambler with large clusters of small crimson-red flowers.
Up to 3m tall
David Austin 'Strawberry Hill' - Climbing Rose
Awarded the Prix d' Honneur (2007) for its luscious myrrh and honey fragrance in 2007, this shrub rose has pure pink cupped rosettes which beautifully contrast with the large glossy leaves.
4ft x 120cm
David Austin 'Teasing Georgia' - Climbing English rose
A yellow rose of delicate beauty, with flowers of a particularly pleasing cupped formation. Tea fragrance.
David Austin 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' - Climbing Rose
A compact climber with striking large bright crimson-red blooms with a pleasing Old Rose fragrance.
Up to 8ft
David Austin 'The Pilgrim' - Climbing Rose
Repeat flowering throughout summer into autumn with particularly beautiful soft-yellow large, flat rosettes. The fragrance is a perfect balance of Tea and myrrh.
Up to 12ft
Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
For those who can't visit we are happy to send plants by mail.
For further information
01463 741698 or 01463 741365
From Inverness you head west on the A862 then take the A833 to Kiltarlity.
Once through the Village just follow the signs for 'Garden Centre'.