Is a garden really a garden without Roses?

What makes a garden – Is it the grass, the flowers, the birds bathing in the fountain? I’d argue that nothing quite makes a garden more than the classic Rose. The scent of a freshly blooming Rose is so distinctive and beautiful, it can take you back through time.

Visually beautiful, The Rose is the symbol of romantic love for a reason. In ancient Greece, the Rose was closely associated with the goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. There are few flowers that are quite as striking as the Rose. The beautifully ornate and delicate petal formations are distinct, elegant and breathtaking. Which is why roses are one of the most popular cut flowers in the world.

Whether you want to build up an imposing, yet beautiful hedge, or a glorious bush that will provide you with years and years of beautifully fresh cut flowers you can’t go wrong with the Rose.

November is the best season to celebrate roses, as most flowers are in full bloom and full of fragrance. So we’re really excited about King’s Plant Barn’s Festival of Roses, 3 weeks dedicated to these beautiful florals. Kings are proud to say they have Auckland’s biggest range of roses available instore and online, but are especially excited about this season’s newest releases.

Festival of Roses – Auckland’s biggest range of roses at Kings Plant Barn

While we love the all-time favourites like Graham Thomas and Icebergs, here are the best of the new release bunch that will be sure to add colour and fragrance to any garden.

Hot Topic – A delightful compact growing rose that produces rich, orange frilly flowers that age to apricot. With a playful fruity fragrance.

Shangri-La – This bush rose has dark glossy foliage and produces glorious large clusters of soft-shell, pink blooms form on a medium tall plant. Which is why it was also the winner of a certificate of Merit in Palmerston North 2015.

Eye Candy – A show stopper with striking flowers of rich tropical colours, bright pink and gold with a distinctive dark eye. Low growing with spreading habit.

Christchurch Remembers – This award-winning rose has medium red blooms darkening at edges was bred to commemorate lives lost in the 2011 earthquake, will make a fine addition to any garden.

City of Lights – A small-medium bush with glossy foliage that produces masses of lemon blooms with sweet fragrance, smothering the bush.

But don’t worry if you’re new to roses, or need some help. Kings Plant Barn have the advice and knowledge in store to help you choose the right rose for your garden, and with their “Sure to Grow Guarantee”, you’ll have all the support to grow your plant with confidence, because if it fails to grow, they’ll replace your plant absolutely free. Kings are as passionate about gardening as you are and they’re dedicated to your success.

For further information on Kings Plant Barn Festival of Roses please click here