A rose for every occasion

A must-have for every English garden in the summertime, Gordale rose bushes bring colour and scent to your patio in pots, climbing over walls and up trellises or complementing borders. They thrive in full sun and make fabulous cut flowers for your indoor arrangements. You’ll find our range of specially selected roses will have something to suit you.

Don’t forget, occasion roses make a wonderful gift from memorials to anniversaries, a lovely wedding or new home gift, so visit us if you’re looking for that perfect present.



Originally produced by crossing Hybrid Teas with Polyantha Roses, Floribunda are prized for creating a mass of colour with large clusters bearing many flowers – in fact, few plants can produce so much colour over such a long season. Ideal for growing in large beds and mixed borders; they are generally hardy, more robust and more disease resistant than Hybrid Tea Roses and are therefore easier to grow although carry very little scent.



Miniature roses are true roses that have been selectively bred to stay small in size and most miniature roses have smaller flowers than standard rose bushes, but they come in the same variety of types and colours as their larger counterparts. Despite their petite size, miniature roses are extremely hardy and are more winter-hardy than most roses, tending to be profuse repeat bloomers.



An excellent new group, somewhere between a miniature and a floribunda in character. They are larger and more robust than miniatures, frequently having charming rosette flowers and neat, bushy growth. They are hardy and repeat well.



A number of factors separate climbing roses from ramblers. First they have more structured, less vigorous growth, flower on growth produced in the current year and produce fewer but larger blooms. Some are repeat-flowering, in particular the newer varieties. Most are fragranced and they can be broken down in to separate types, e.g. climbing Hybrid Teas.

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Rambling roses are much more vigorous than climbers, usually providing a single, magnificent flush of smaller flowers in June and July. To get more flowers go for a repeat-flowering rambler. They flower on the previous year’s growth, so need pruning straight after flowering, with the old stems being cut right back. Many are fragrant and they’re great for covering pergolas.



As the name suggests, ground cover roses are generally wider than they are tall, though they can vary in size. We stock the glorious ‘Flower Carpet’ range. Most are repeat-flowering, with lots of small flowers produced. Some are fragranced, some not. Small but tough plants.



Hybrid tea roses were first created by crossing robust, vigorous hybrid perpetuals with the more tender, long-flowering tea roses. The result was the modern hybrid tea rose, which have large flowers that are held alone on straight stems. The flowers have a ‘pointed’ appearance. Most are fragranced and they’re available in all colours except blue. Repeat-flowering and an open growth habit. Ideal for cut flowers.



Named after famous people or places, these special edition roses are usually prize-winning and very popular choices amongst gardeners. Examples include the warm pink Princess Alexandra of Kent rose, the crimson red Thomas à Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury) rose, apricot Dame Judi Dench rose, the soft pink Emily Brontë rose, and an impressive deep red Darcey Bussell rose.

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David Austin, of David Austin Roses, Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, Britain - 29 May 2012


For over 60 years David Austin Roses has been breeding exquisite English Roses. Renowned for their beautiful, often many petalled, repeat-flowering blooms and enticing, rich fragrances there are now over 200 rose varieties bred by David Austin, each one making a fantastic contribution to any garden.

Qualified Expert Advice

We’re very proud to have a friendly, knowledgeable team of experts here at Gordale who can help you choose the right plant for your garden type and also give you quality care advice on how to look after your plants at home. Rose care varies depending on the type, the positioning, where you want it to grow and other factors so always ask in-store for specific rose requirements. You’ll find a host of rose care products in our sundries department as well as specialist compost designed for planting rose shrubs.
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