Where to see historic roses in the UK

Gardens with historic roses

Many gardens open to the public in Britain feature historic roses. Below is a selection.

  1. Alnwick Castle
  2. Barrington Court
  3. Cadenham Manor
  4. Coton Manor
  5. Coughton Court
  6. David Austin Roses
  7. Dorset Walled Garden
  8. Dutton Hall
  9. Elsing Hall
  10. Helmingham Hall
  11. Hergest Croft Gardens
  12. Hestercombe
  13. Hidcote Manor
  14. Hinton Ampner
  15. Hyde Hall
  16. Hyde Park Rose Garden
  17. Iford Manor
  18. Jackson‘s Wold
  19. Kew Gardens
  20. Kiftsgate Court
  21. Loseley Park
  22. The Manor, Hemingford Grey
  23. The Manor House, Upton Grey
  24. Moor Wood Rambling Roses
  25. Mottisfont Abbey
  26. Peckover
  27. Pemberton Rose Gardens
  28. Peter Beales Roses
  29. Polesden Lacey
  30. Powis Castle
  31. Preen Manor
  32. Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park
  33. Rosemoor
  34. Sissinghurst
  35. Smallhythe Place
  36. Stow Hall Gardens
  37. West Dean Gardens
  1. Cambo House
  2. Carolside
  3. Drum Castle
  4. Wemyss Castle

National collections of historic roses

National collections of historic roses are held in several locations, and some are listed below.

  • Pre-1900 roses: Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire
  • Pemberton and Bentall roses: St Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, Essex
  • Species and old roses: Peter Beales Rose Nursery, Norfolk
  • Rambling roses: Moor Wood, Woodmancote, near Cirencester
  • Pre-1900 gallicas: Carolside, Earlston, Scotland
  • Species and older hybrid roses: Malleny Gardens, near Edinburgh