Rose Garden

Wander through our stunning Rose Garden and inhale the scent of hundreds of roses.

Pink and white roses in the Rose Garden

Home to 170 different species and cultivars of rose, the Rose Garden is designed to be a floral feast for the eye with bold plantings of mixed shrub roses.

The Rose Garden was originally designed by the renowned English landscape architect William Nesfield in 1848. 

It wasn’t planted with roses until the 1920s, but since then it has blossomed with 25 new rose beds being added in the last five years.

To see it at its best, head to the Rose Garden in the morning or early evening where the scent lingers along the mowed walkways between the beds. 

See if you can spot the bright scarlet Rosa ‘Trumpeter’ or sniff out the Rosa ‘Lady of Shalott’, which is a beautiful apricot colour with a fragrant scent. 

Other highlights include the striking Rosa 'Princess Anne' with its deep pink petals, and the Rosa 'Port Sunlight' which has a strong tea-like smell. 

Visiting the Rose Garden 

We may occasionally need to close attractions for maintenance or visitor safety: check for planned closures and visitor notices before you visit. 

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