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. Dower House, Morville Hall
  6. Dutton Hall
  7.  Elsing Hall
  8. Helmingham Hall
  9. Hestercombe
  10. Hidcote Manor
  11. Hinton Ampner
  12.  Hyde Hall
  13. Hyde Park Rose Garden
  14. Iford Manor
  15. Jackson‘s Wold
  16. Kew Gardens
  17.  Kiftsgate Court
  18. Loseley Park
  19. Mannington
  20. The Manor, Hemingford Grey
  21. The Manor House, Upton Grey
  22. Moor Wood Rambling Roses
  23. Mottisfont Abbey
  24. Peckover
  25. Pemberton Rose Gardens
  26. Peter Beales Roses
  27. Polesden Lacey
  28. Powis Castle
  29. Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park
  30. Rosemoor
  31. Sissinghurst
  32. Smallhythe Place
  33. Stow Hall Gardens
  34. 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