David Austin

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David Austin has made it his life’s mission to breed essentially beautiful roses. By crossing Old Fashioned Roses with Modern Hybrid Teas and Floribundas he has been able to capture the charm and intense fragrance of the old with the colours, disease resistance and repeat flowering qualities of the modern, resulting in a triumphant hybridization that has taken the gardening world by storm.

David Austin is now an internationally renowned name and highly respected brand, with 23 gold medals awarded at RHS Chelsea Flower Show alone. Both his son and grandson have joined the family run nursery and together they continue to breed and develop award-winning varieties to meet our globally insatiable desire for the perfect English Rose.

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English Roses are hard to beat for sheer exuberance of flower, backed up with outstanding health, reliability and vigour. Their versatility makes them ideal garden pants for the mixed border or large containers on the terrace. Many varieties are suitable for training on walls as climbing plants or planted to create floriferous garden hedges.

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Dobbies Garden Centres are pleased to be key stockists of David Austin Roses. Within our extensive range at your local store, you’re sure to find the perfect English Rose to enhance your garden for years to come, from the white blooms of Claire Austin, through heady pink rosettes of Gertrude Jekyll, giant cups of Golden Celebration or the deep velvety crimson of Munstead Wood to name just a few.

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Looking for more ideas? Watch our how to grow beautiful roses video for plant care advice and browse the range online.

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