Rose Heaven

Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Coloma Castle with rose ‘Zambra’

Hello, friends! I have returned from my long journeying of abundant adventures. As promised, here is a selection of images from our perfect day at the largest rose garden in Europe – Coloma Rose Garden in Belgium.

Rosa Tasogare by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Tasogare’

 

David Austin Rose Sharifa Asthma by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Rose ‘Sharifa Asma’

 

Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

A garden is a wonderful sanctuary in which to dream, to reflect, to heal, isn’t it? The many solitary hours I spent roaming through this vast eden of roses soothed and restored a measure of tranquility, and the moated castle inspired flights of fantasy.

Rosa 'Hatsukoi' by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Hatsukoi’

 

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Ama No Gawa’ and ‘Awayuki’

 

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Maria Delforge’

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rose, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Penthouse’

 

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Rosa ‘Graham Thomas’; the Rose Museum, Coloma Rose Garden

 

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Bouquet Vanille’

 

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Céline Delbart’

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Avance’

 

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Amber Queen’

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

 

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

Rosa ‘Heidekonigen’

With 30,000 rose bushes and 3,000 varieties from around the globe, a single visit to Coloma cannot do justice to its magnificent display. And so, a return trip should always be part of the planning.

Roses, Coloma Rose Garden by Georgianna Lane

The municipality of Sint-Pieters-Leewu, just south of Brussels, must be acknowledged for the seemingly effortless presentation of one of the most magnificent rose gardens in the world.

Much more from our travels to come, dear friends. We hope you are well and happy. And I’d love to hear about your favorite rose gardens and perhaps even visit them one day.

love,

G

Travel notes: Coloma Park and Castle, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium. Open from 15 May through 30 October. Wonderful restaurant/cafe on premises. Free parking. We visited on June 14 and most roses were at their peak. I would recommend visiting a few weeks earlier if you’d like to enjoy the many climbing roses draped on trellises throughout the garden, which tend to bloom in late May.

 

35 comments


  • Wow, these are all stunning Georgianna! What a beautiful place to visit. :) I’m also sharing roses today. Happy weekend dear G! xo

    June 28, 2014
  • Thank you for sharing Georgianna. I had no idea there was such a pretty rose garden in Belgium. I will have to visit it. Wish they would sell the roses they have in the garden there, then I wouldn’t have any trouble finding the roses I’m searching for ;) Would love so much to find a purple blooming rose, ‘Minerva’ is one I kow has purple blooms and doesn’t grow too tall so it would work in a container but haven’t found it yet. I have been thinking I should go to the rose garden in Kortrijk I discovered last year. Much smaller than the one you visited of course. Last year I happened to ‘find’ that garden but at the very end of the summer. Always promised myself to go back sooner next year but now we’re already july and I still haven’t. I think I’ll just have to plan things better for myself and actually schedule things. Who knows, maybe the coming weeks I might visit the garden afterall.

    Took that picture behind the hydrangeas with a view of the garden you thought I should take. It’s on my instagram. As the garden isn’t that interesting, the Hydrangeas take up the most of the picture ;)

    So looking forward to more of your Europe adventures!

    Marian

    June 28, 2014
  • tina

    Oh G!!! You must have felt so at peace here – a little bit of Heaven on earth with thoughts of loved ones and being surrounded by these gorgeous flowers. I know you appreciated the splendor of it all! Hugs dear friend! t.

    June 28, 2014
  • Debi Kirksey

    How did you ever pull yourself away? Sheer heaven, or at least a reflection of it! I’m in awe, my friend!

    June 28, 2014
  • wowza! rose perfection…not a blemish in sight and your photo artistry is heavenly…thank you for sharing this beautiful place….
    erin
    xoxo

    June 28, 2014
  • It looks as if you found yourself in Arcadia? – a pretty pink castle sitting amid clouds of roses, and the fragrance must have been divine.

    June 28, 2014
  • What exciting, gorgeous adventures you have.

    June 28, 2014
  • OMG that is so gorgeous place, all those roses. I can imagine myself sitting there on a bench and just wondering the beauty of the world.

    June 28, 2014
  • So beautiful and lovely light and focus.

    June 29, 2014
  • It looks beyond beautiful … I would be in absolute heaven here! Sigh …

    June 29, 2014
  • Just stunning, I’ve so impressed with the colours, softness and just picture perfect range of stunning roses. I can smell the heavenly perfum from here… sx

    June 29, 2014
  • What a visual treat Georgianna, I’ve had to take my time to soak all these lovely images up :)

    June 29, 2014
  • Oh my gosh…yes, pure heaven. If I could walk/sit in this garden on a daily basis, I can’t imagine the peace I would feel. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your photos, Georgianna. <3

    June 29, 2014
  • Georgianna, I have never seen so many beautiful roses all in one place, but I have never seen anything quite like the Rosa ‘Hatsukoi.’ It is truly magical.

    Welcome home, and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photographs here.

    xo.

    June 29, 2014
  • I’m sure the fragrance must have been the most awesome smell in the world. I went to an iris show one year in Denver and I had no idea until then that they had such a magical fragrance. I adore roses, especially the yellow ones. Your photographs are amazing, thanks for sharing.
    peace,
    CheyAnne

    June 29, 2014
  • Such lovely colors in those roses… so dreamy, too.
    Reminds me of a fairytale that one would read about…..
    Glad you got to go and enjoy! SD

    June 29, 2014
  • Olga

    Astonishing!!! Thank you so much for your talent and for the amazing places you choose! Looking forward to new pictures!
    xo
    o~

    June 29, 2014
  • Wonderful! the best way to start the day and the week is to see this enchanted post.

    June 29, 2014
  • Ritva from Finland

    Oh… that place looks like real rose heaven to me ,too.
    So beautiful , so gorgeous roses and photos of them.
    Those light pink roses are now my favourites…just love the colour…thank you for these absolutely stunning photos!

    June 30, 2014
  • Anita Rivera

    My goodness Georgiana, you are quickly becoming my “mentor” in stunning photography! I see that you have two sources to which I can link for your photography. Thank you again for coming to leave me a kind comment, and I will gladly credit you for this most STUNNING work of yours. Have a wonderful day! Anita

    June 30, 2014
  • Anita Rivera

    Done! Thank you again! Georgianna, please let me know if you prefer that I take off your photo. I will be glad to do so as well if you would rather that I not use it. Your photos are of special quality and perhaps your photo that I used should be left only for your gallery. Do let me know, I can replace it. I just appreciate you contacting me!

    Many happy photo shoots to you! Anita

    June 30, 2014
  • Another lovely post filled with beautifully photographed roses. You are blessed to travel and see all the wonderful gardens around Europe and other places as well.

    Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

    June 30, 2014
  • Lori Burkeson

    Rose heaven indeed … the Creator’s gift to us and your eye and talent to capture the magnificence! I am with my husband’s family in Tennessee since his mother passed early Sunday morning. I slipped downstairs early this morning to enjoy some solitude and your post was a balm for my soul. Knowing the sweet spirit behind the lens makes the pictures even more beautiful. (And thank you for your kind comment on my new cover photo. I took that one myself a few summers ago in Colorado.)

    June 30, 2014
  • such exquisite flowers … i had no idea there were so many varieties

    June 30, 2014
  • Looks like heaven on earth to me…and I had no idea that there could even be a garden filled with such amazing specimens!

    June 30, 2014
  • Dear Georgianna, So beautiful. All of your images are sensational. Just the right amount of romance tucked into the rose petals. ox, Gina

    July 1, 2014
  • Oh, these are GORGEOUS, Gerogianna! I can almost smell them from here. :) Thank you for sharing this slice of heaven with me! xo

    July 1, 2014
  • Just wanted to wish you and yours a lovely 4th of July. :)

    July 3, 2014
  • You certainly know how to amaze us !! Your pictures are so gorgeous, my dear Georgianna, thank you so much for sharing such rare beauty !
    Sending much love <3
    xo
    Dany

    PS: Happy Independence Day !

    July 4, 2014
  • Dear Georgianna,
    thank you for sharing, your photos are always magnificent, these roses seem to touch..Thank you :-)

    July 5, 2014
  • I have never heard of this place, in all my years of searching for a lovely garden in Belgium! So funny I was visiting the Rose Gardens in Seattle whilst you were visiting these! I will have to go and explore next year. Catherine xx

    July 5, 2014
  • oh my good this is truely heaven to me!! And the beauty of your images makes it true my dear Georgianna.
    lots of hugs

    July 5, 2014
  • Wonderful assortment of roses in a variety of colors……thanks for sharing such lovely images!

    July 6, 2014
  • Dear Georgianna,

    Welcome back and what a wonderful holiday you must have had. Love all the beautiful roses and many thanks for sharing your photos and names of the roses. I adore the David Austin Rose, Sharifa Asma, such a gorgeous shade of pink.
    Must have been like heaven strolling around amongst all the beauty, not to mention the wonderful fragrance.
    Wishing you a happy new week ~ enjoy summer!
    hugs
    Carolyn

    July 6, 2014
  • I want to reach out and grab one of the roses in the first photo. They all look so real and are so very beautiful!

    July 10, 2014

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