Celebrating the very best of roses, including the right varieties to choose and how to grow them.
With more than 30,000 different types of roses available to gardeners across the world, how do you find the right one for your garden?
A rose is one of the most beautiful, versatile, and rewarding plants that a gardener can grow. Roses is a joyous celebration of this garden icon that brings together stunning photography of rose gardens and displays from across the world with practical, expert advice on how to choose, grow, and enjoy roses in any garden, anywhere.
Far more than a basic guide to rose cultivation, this invaluable guide teaches gardeners how they can make the most of their garden’s unique qualities, from practical considerations like soil and climate to the mood and style of the space. With the book’s unique “rose selector” section, readers can identify the ideal roses for their garden and discover the varieties best suited to uses such as for scent or for pergolas.
About the Author
For more than 35 years, Michael Marriott has visited—and planted—thousands of the leading rose gardens around the world and is passionate about roses in all their diversity. In addition to his work at David Austin Roses (one of the world’s finest rose collections, containing more than 800 varieties), Michael also lectures on roses regularly, is chairman of the Historic Roses Group, and writes for magazines. In 2021, he revised and updated David Austin’s The English Roses (ACC Art Books).