English Roses

Bred by David Austin

For almost 60 years David Austin has been breeding exquisite English Roses. Renowned for their beautiful, often many petalled, repeat flowering blooms and enticing, rich fragrances there are now over 200 rose varieties bred by David Austin, each one making a fantastic contribution to any garden.

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Pink rose blooms in a mixed border in a country garden - Princess Alexandra of Kent
Pink rose blooms in a mixed border in a country garden - Princess Alexandra of Kent

Our most

fragrant roses

With their exceptionally strong fragrance these roses will delight the senses. From fruity scents to musk notes, each have their own unique character.

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Discover our

New Roses for 2020

Three new roses join our English Roses collection this year - the gentle 'Emily Brontë', fun-loving 'Tottering-by-Gently' and 'Mill on the Floss' with its unique carmine edges.

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Advice on how to care for your roses

How to Plant a Bare Root Standard Tree Rose

Bare root standard tree roses are best planted between January and May, depending on your zone. . Thi...

How To Train and Tie-in Climbing and Rambling Roses

Training a climbing or rambling rose allows you to direct the growth of your roses for even coverage...

Roses Inspired by Great Women

Every single David Austin English Rose has its own unique character, each one beautiful in its own wa...

How to Deadhead a Rose

What is deadheading Deadheading is the remova...

How to Plant a 2-Quart Potted Rose

By following these simple steps, you will ensure your 2-Quart potted shrub rose gets off to the best ...

How to Plant a Rose in a Pot

Roses are excellent plants for growing in pots. English Roses, with their shrubby, bushy habit are id...

How to Feed a Rose

Feeding your roses twice a year will encourage strong, healthy growth and abundant flowering. It’s a ...

Roses in Mixed Borders

Planting roses in a mixed border is one of the easiest ways of enjoying roses in your garden. Combine ...

Purple Partnering Plants

Purple plants are a particularly good choice for blending with roses within a mixed border. Ranging from soft hues to rich tones...

Pruning English Climbers

Follow our top tips for pruning, training and tying-in English Climbing Roses to help you get the most...

Pruning an English Shrub Rose

The instructions in this article cover the pruning of English Shrub Roses, as well as other repeat fl...


Climbing rose with pink flowers covering the front of a timber framed building
Climbing rose with pink flowers covering the front of a timber framed building

Climbing & rambling roses

Train up a fence or wall for amazing impact

Yellow repeat flowering rose blooms of Vanessa Bell from David Austin outside window
Yellow repeat flowering rose blooms of Vanessa Bell from David Austin outside window

Repeat Flowering Roses

Repeat flowering roses bloom from early summer right into fall.