Rose gardens in the East of England

Roses are as evocative of a British summer as strawberries and cream. It’s easy to see why the rose remains the nation’s favourite flower - for beauty and scent it’s hard to beat. So, here’s a selection of special rose gardens to enjoy at places across the East of England.

The rose garden at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

You can't miss the heady scent coming from this quintessentially English rose garden. There are 40 beds in the garden, each planted with a different variety of rose. With over 1000 bushes in total you'll experience a riot of scent and colour. Following Lord Fairhaven’s tradition, we’ve added new rose varieties in recent years.

Gardener rose cutting at Woolbeding Gardens

Blickling, Norfolk 

The rose garden at Blickling really focuses the senses. Full of beautiful rambling roses you’ll smell it before you see it.

The rose arch in the Graham Thomas Borders at Peckover House and Garden

Peckover House, Cambridgeshire 

Alexa’s Rose Garden is named after the Hon. Alexandrina Peckover, who gave us the house and grounds in 1943. With over 60 varieties of roses, it’s truly a floral delight in June and July. Most of the roses are the fragranced old English varieties beloved by the Victorians and Edwardians.

When you wander through the roses, it helps us care for the garden

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