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.

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