Literary Collection of English Roses
Our english rose varieties inspired by Literary classics
Creating a rose is not dissimilar to writing a literary classic; both take patience, dedication and an innate understanding of the subject. A keen writer and poet, David Austin Snr. was a lover of literature spending many an hour among his beautiful roses with a good book. It is therefore not surprising that many of those beloved characters, tales and poems feature in our rose collection.
From modern day children's tales by Roald Dahl to the masterfully timeless work of Emily Brontë - our collection of literary inspired roses can trace their namesakes from far and wide.
Here we have Emily Brontë, named after the English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, which is now considered a classic of English Literature.
Roses inspired by the works of thomas hardy
"Gabriel was almost blinded, and he could feel Bathsheba's warm arm tremble in his hand - a sensation new and thrilling."
- Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy -
Eustacia VYE (Ausegdon)
An exceedingly pretty rose of soft, glowing apricot-pink, each bloom packed with numerous delicately ruffled petals.
This rose is named after the flawed heroine of Thomas Hardy’s, The Return of the Native.
create your outdoor library
Why not create a border next to a bench or seating area planted with roses named after your favourite characters and pieces of literature.
Here we have Roald Dahl which was named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth. The colour of this stunning rose is reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach.
roses inspired by the genius of shakespeare
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
- Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare -
Scepter'd Isle (Ausland)
John of Gaunt expresses his love for England in Richard II.
Desdemona is the heroine in Othello who is murdered by her spouse.
Gentle Hermione (Ausrumba)
Hermione is the faithful wife in Leontes, the King of Sicily in The Winter's Tale.
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