Rose gardens in London and the South East

Enjoy the delightful scent and rich colour from the crowds of roses at many of our finest National Trust gardens across the South East this summer. From the big, bold displays loved by Lady Brunner at Greys Court in Oxfordshire to the exquisite Italianate rose garden at Emmetts Garden in Kent. These flowers of love and passion are all around at our special places.

View towards fountain and bench in the rose garden in June at Mottisfont, Hampshire. Rosa 'Adélaïde d'Orléans' on the arches

Mottisfont, Hampshire 

Step into the gardens at Mottisfont and be met with unsurpassed fragrance and colour from over 500 varieties of world-famous roses nestled in our walled gardens. Many of them are for sale too. This year, until 2 July, the gardens are open until 8pm on Monday to Saturday (5pm on Sunday). The scent is often at its peak in early evening. There’s plenty of space for evening picnics too. Booking required for car visits before 3.30pm.

Purple catmint and golden roses border the walk down the Golden Rose Avenue under blue skies

Chartwell

Our Rose Festival celebrates the Golden Rose Avenue, with fifty varieties of rose and over four hundred individual blooms. The cut flower beds are filled with colour and the orchard is laden with fruit.

Visitors looking at roses in the Rose Garden at Nymans

Nymans

The rose garden at Nymans is teaming with delicate blooms and densely-petalled clusters. Every Friday in June and July don't miss our summer lates at Nymans. Make the most of the long summer evenings and experience the rose garden in a whole new light. Plus the new Riding House cafe is open, in the heart of the garden at Nymans. Drop in between 12pm and 2.30pm to enjoy views from the mezzanine while you sip a coffee or enjoy a meal.

Rose Garden in full bloom at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

Polesden Lacey has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills framed by Edwardian rambling roses, shrub roses adorning the borders and climbing roses decorating the pergolas.

Roses in full bloom in the gardens at Red House, Bexleyheath, London

London 

There's a rich array of roses to be found in the gardens of our special places in London. From 38 rose flower beds at Morden Hall Park to the roses that adorn the walls of Red House.

Pink roses in the rose garden at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Emmetts Garden, Kent 

This Italianate rose garden was created by Frederic Lubbock, a banker and passionate plantsman who bought the property in 1893 and had the rose garden designed especially for his wife.

Rose Garden Cliveden

Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire 

Walk among the 1950s rose garden, designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe at Cliveden or explore the rose garden at Basildon Park, created by the Iliffes and now lovingly restored.

A arch of cream coloured roses in foreground with gravel path and brick wall behind

Hinton Ampner, Hampshire 

Roses flourish all around the garden at Hinton Ampner. Over 100 varieties bloom each summer and the borders are designed so that the most fragrant roses are planted close to the path that you walk along. This year, we’re celebrating the collection with a new leaflet and rose trail that guides you to the different varieties planted by former owner Ralph Dutton, and Hinton’s garden team.