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David Austin at RHS Hampton Court’s Festival of Roses

Rose Gabriel Oak (Auscrowd)). Picture; David Austin Roses
Rose Gabriel Oak (Auscrowd). Picture; David Austin Roses

Best Rose Exhibit for third year running and 18th gold medal at show

David Austin Roses has won its 18th gold medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and the accolade of Best Rose Exhibit for the third consecutive year.

The celebrated grower is exhibiting in the Festival of Roses, showing a selection of English rose varieties, set inside a white picket-fenced garden of bloom-draped arches and pergolas.

Roses on display include the popular Emily Brontë, Olivia Rose Austin, Desdemona and Susan-Williams-Ellis, the much loved Tranquillity Standard Tree Rose to the new Eustacia Vye and Gabriel Oak, launched at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

David Austin’s team of rose experts will be on hand through the week to advise on plant care and answer any questions. A selection of rose care accessories will be available to buy.

Tribute to Mr A

Marking six months since the death of David CH Austin, rosarian and the company’s founder, a floral display reflecting Mr A’s contribution to the world of horticulture and his lifelong passion for roses, is on view.

Managing director said: “Once again, this is truly wonderful recognition of our roses and the passion we continue to channel in creating, nurturing and conserving these beautiful plants.

“Reaction from visitors to the display is as always, so enthusiastic; Hampton gives us a fantastic opportunity to meet and chat with rose-lovers from near and far, hear their gardening stories and experiences – as well as exchange hints and tips on how best to care for these plants in all their variations.”

For more on David Austin roses, visit www.davidaustinroses.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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