At the Home of David Austin English Roses

The Long Garden, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

The Long Garden, David Austin Roses, Albrighton, England, July, 2015.

Gate, David Austin Rose Garden, England, by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Rose Center photographed by Georgianna Lane

Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that I bring you images from my recent two week visit to the world-famous home of David Austin English Roses in Albrighton, England. For those of us who love roses, it is a dream destination, one that I know many of you hope to visit one day. And I hope that for you, too! Until then, walk with me now and experience a quintessential English summer day in this sumptuous and romantic garden, blooming to bursting with what I consider to be the most beautiful roses in the world.

The Renaissance Garden, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

Entrance to The Renaissance Garden.

The Renaissance Garden, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

The Renaissance Garden pool; David Austin rose ‘Jubilee Celebration’ (above right and below).

David Austin Rose 'Jubilee Celebration' by Georgianna Lane

The Long Garden, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

The Long Garden, framed with rambling and climbing roses. The overall garden features not only David Austin roses but a marvelous collection of Old Roses, rambling roses and climbing roses.

David Austin Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' by Georgianna Lane

David Austin rose ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’.

David Austin Rose 'Grace' by Georgianna Lane

The aptly named ‘Grace’, David Austin rose.

The Lion Garden, David Austin Roses, England, photographed by Georgianna Lane

The Lion Garden, which showcases roses in mixed borders with perennials.

David Austin Rose 'Crocus Rose' by Georgianna Lane

Above, David Austin rose ‘Crocus Rose’, truly one of the sweetest roses; below, ‘Ballerina’ rose growing abundantly over an archway.

'Ballerina' rose by Georgianna Lane, photographed at David Austin Roses, England

The Lion Garden, David Austin Roses, England, photographed by Georgianna Lane

The Lion Garden.

David Austin Rose 'Lady Emma Hamilton' photographed by Georgianna Lane

One of my favorite David Austin roses: Lady Emma Hamilton.

The Long Garden, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

Entrance to The Long Garden from the Pergola Garden.

The Long Garden, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Rose 'Hyde Hall' by Georgianna Lane

David Austin rose ‘Hyde Hall’ blooms abundantly in The Lion Garden.

David Austin Rose 'Olivia Rose Austin' photographed by Georgianna Lane

David Austin rose ‘Olivia Rose Austin’, perfectly formed and so very pretty and feminine, named for David Austin’s granddaughter.

Gate, David Austin Rose Garden, England, by Georgianna Lane

'Belvedere' rambler rose by Georgianna Lane, photographed at David Austin Roses, England

Rambling rose ‘Belvedere’ in the Pergola Garden.

The Long Garden, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

The Pergola Garden leading to The Long Garden; David Austin rose ‘James Galway’.

David Austin Rose 'The Lady of Shallot' by Georgianna Lane

A magnificent David Austin rose of beautiful shape and rich color: ‘The Lady of Shallot’.

The Restaurant, David Austin Rose Center, England, by Georgianna Lane

The Restaurant at David Austin Roses and an outdoor area for tea and snacks in The Gallery.

The Gift Shop and Plant Center, David Austin Roses, England, by Georgianna Lane

The Gift Shop and Plant Center. The Gift Shop offers a very tempting selection of rose-themed books and items for home and garden including gorgeous rose-decorated David Austin branded bone china, which is also used in the restaurant service. Roses are available for purchase in the Plant Center and also through the company website via mail order to many countries internationally.

David Austin Rose 'Rosemoor' by Georgianna Lane

Delicate David Austin rose ‘Rosemoor’

If you have followed along here for even a brief time, you’ll know how much I adore David Austin English Roses and that I grow a number of them in my own garden. I know many of you do, too. Working among them here, in their home environment, was really the ultimate rose experience! I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone at David Austin Roses, especially the Technical Director, Mr. Michael Marriott, who was a warmly welcoming host and provided me with special access to the garden and facilities. Without this generous assistance, the extensive series of photographs for my upcoming project would not have been possible. You’ll be seeing more from this soon!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful July. I’m traveling again tomorrow but you can always follow on Instagram as I try to post there at least once a day @georgiannalane

love,

G

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David Austin Roses, Ltd.
Bowling Green Lane
Albrighton, Wolverhampton, England
WV7 3HB

www.davidaustinroses.com

31 comments


  • This is a test.

    July 29, 2015
  • Wonderful photos! What a beautiful place and you’ve photographed it fantastically. And I know this is just scratching the surface.

    July 29, 2015
    • georgianna

      Thanks so much! You can imagine it was a perfect adventure!

      July 29, 2015
  • What a wonderful journey this must have been, Georgianna! Thank you SO much for sharing all of this beauty here. xo.

    July 29, 2015
  • Is this heaven? Looks like the secret garden of my dreams. Gorgeous shots, Georgianna!!!

    July 29, 2015
  • The gardens were privileged to have your fine eye capturing their roses so exquisitely.
    A beautiful post, now I must try and visit David Austin Roses myself.

    July 30, 2015
  • Enchanting garden, Georgianna! Love the ‘Crocus’ rose and especially the ‘James Galway’! Old fanshioned roses are among my most favourite! Thank you for sharing!

    July 30, 2015
  • Veronica

    What a wonderful opportunity. I love growing DA roses myself, and I look forward to all of your photos.

    July 30, 2015
  • omg, rose heaven!! <3

    July 30, 2015
  • Georgianna, this is just heaven. Love every photo and rose. Such beauty.

    July 30, 2015
  • What a stunning photo tour of the gardens and grounds! The ephemeral beauty of the roses is captured so completely in your images, Georgianna. Thank you for sharing your journey.

    Lisa

    July 30, 2015
  • Georgianna this place looks a flower photographer’s heaven. It’s winter here in Australia and my garden looks so bad. Looking at your gorgeous photos will have to tide me over until Spring <3 <3

    August 1, 2015
  • Georgianna, it’s impossible to explain but… feeling overwhelmed with life, this morning, and…. this just totally changed my mind about that and gave me hope. It sounds so superficial to say it… can a picture really do that? ;) But…. these roses just lift me up and encourage me! :)

    xxo

    AND, this gives me hope on a whole ‘nother level as I’ve been reclaiming my garden from a year an half of not being able to do anything. Reminds me of what it’s all about! ;)

    August 2, 2015
  • Devon

    These are my favorite roses as well… no wonder as I love Peonies and the high petal count and strong fragrance make them so similar. Thank you for the beautiful photos!

    August 2, 2015
  • Mirjana

    David Austin Gardens has been a dream of mine to go visit sometime. These are beautiful photos, thank you for taking the time to share these.

    August 2, 2015
  • What a collection of such amazing and lovely images G… so breathtaking! The most beautiful roses I have ever seen…I can’t wait to see what your project will be! Thank you too for sharing your adventure. :))

    August 2, 2015
  • Christina

    Magnificent collection! My heavens — trying to pick a favorite would be like trying to choose a favorite star! I hope to visit the garden someday. It would be a dream come true. Thank you for sharing these beauties, Georgianna!

    August 4, 2015
  • Here I am, my sweetest Georgianna, in a moment of relax, to spend dreaming together with you !
    You have to know that to go and visit David Austin Home is a dream of mine and with all these wonderful shots you’ve shared, well, I do wish it even more :) !!!
    Actually, with you I’ve in part realised my dream …

    With much gratitude I’m sending love and hugs
    Dany

    August 4, 2015
  • Awwwwww such beauty my dear Georgianna!!!

    August 6, 2015
  • Jen

    Ohmygosh that must have been an amazing visit, a dream come true. I enjoyed see it through your lens.

    August 6, 2015
  • Eadaoin

    Oh G, what a visual treat this post is! And what a treat it must have been to visit the home of David Austen Roses. I actually had no idea that this place existed, now it’s going onto my wish list :)

    Wonderful images from you as always, you are so very talented. I’ve been enjoying your travels and updates across social media, I hope that some day you and David will come to photograph some Irish gardens! xxx

    August 7, 2015
  • Oh what a dream! I just adore their roses and one day hope to fill my garden with them amongst perennials. I am so thrilled you got to visit, I would love to one day. If you are ever going back I will play camera assistant for you :) VERY excited to hear more of your upcoming project!! Love, Catherine x

    August 8, 2015
  • Lori Burleson

    Oh my goodness, G, words can hardly capture my delight in these pictures. I want to go there, of course! Is there an ideal time of year to visit? Guess I can find out those details from their website. I’ve never really wanted to mess with planting roses but these would be the ones to try for sure.

    Still hoping to catch something on your website about a photography class but it looks like you can hardly catch a breath with all your travel and location work. So happy for you! I can still dream, right?!

    August 8, 2015
  • Your blog and photography are stunning, and inspirational, what a beautiful gift to share with us!
    This collection is stunning, like a snippet of heaven!
    Jemma

    August 8, 2015
  • I have just discovered you on Instagram and had to check out your site and blog. Your photos just bring your subject alive. Stunning.

    August 9, 2015
  • Cole

    Thanks so much for posting this photo essay – I have a goal to get to England visit several famous gardens and David Austin Roses. Thanks for bringing us along on your amazing assignments. Was there a specific rose that caught your eye while you were there that just really exceeded your expectations? It’s one thing to look at rose in a catalog, another thing to experience in person. I’m curious if you found a new favorite? Also wondering if there is any chance of a part II of your David Austin visit maybe next month? Thanks and have a great week!

    August 9, 2015
  • Oh I do love David Austin roses and have several in my own garden. How wonderful for you to have the opportunity to visit there.

    August 13, 2015
  • Huda

    I just love these roses , Georgianne. I love them all. Thank you for your lovely work. I also wish to see England, this dream has been with me since I was 11 years old. I hope I can go someday.

    I’m a huge fan of your romantic , floral photography.

    Love,
    Huda

    August 19, 2015
  • Idyllic and magical! Thank you for this wonderful tour and inspiration, Georgianna!

    August 30, 2015
  • How sumptuous and wonderfully beautiful Georgianna !
    Your photos are breathtaking. Even though we’re now in Fall season, I’ll dream of next Summer roses and I hope I can find some David Austin roses hardy enough for the zone I’m in. I’ve been wanting some English roses for a long time and it would make me really happy to grow a few.
    Wishing you a beautiful week dear Georgianna :) xxx

    September 28, 2015
  • Evelyn Castro-Lake

    Wow! Your photos are stunning!! My husband and I are planning a 5-day trip to London in May to attend the Chelsea Flower Show – we will be there for the first two days. While there, I’d love to visit the David Austin gardens shown in your beautiful pictures. Can you please share with me what train you took to get there? This entire trip is a birthday gift from my husband and I hope to enjoy every minute of it. :-)

    Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

    January 24, 2016

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