This presentation covers the history of English roses as well as the unique David Austin breeding program that focuses on hybridizing healthy, fragrant roses with superior flower form. “David Austin’s English Roses for American Gardens” is a collaboration between David Austin Roses and Mike & Angelina Chute and includes old favorites as well as new introductions plus a list of varieties that are known to grow well in American gardens. David Austin, a nurseryman from Shropshire England, combined the charm and fragrance of old garden roses with the vibrant color and remondancy (repeat bloom) of modern roses. He called these remarkable plants “English Roses” and they are now grown all over the world.
We will be available to sign copies of our books, Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening and Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners, after the program.