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THE DAVID AUSTIN ROSE COLLECTION AUSTRALIA

In the 1940s, when still just a teenager, David Austin was already fascinated with roses. Soon after, his hobby became his life. He released his first rose, ‘Constance Spry’, in 1961. Since then, he has released over 200 new roses, creating an unrivaled collection, beloved throughout the world. 75 years on, his objective remains the same – to create a more beautiful rose.

All David Austin roses have a collective style and reflect one man’s vision. All have beautiful blooms and in most cases, wonderful fragrance held on graceful attractive shrubs. A garden of these outstanding roses is hard to beat for the sheer exuberance of flower and fragrance.

Today, David Austin Roses remains a family business. David Austin has been joined by his son David and his grandson, Richard.

English roses grow very well in Australia. They make superb shrubs for rose borders and for mixed borders with herbaceous plants and other shrubs. With their very long flowering season – up to eight to nine months of the year – they will be the central focus of any planting scheme. Their soft colours harmonise beautifully with almost any other plants.

2020 International Rose Garden Festival Morwell – Virtual Event

Saturday 14 November 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 15 November 12.00pm – 5.00pm
AGL Light Installation 7.30pm – 10.30pm

This year’s International Rose Garden Festival Morwell (IRGFM) has been reimagined into a hybrid style event. This includes the return of the AGL Midsummer Night Lights Installation in the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November, whilst all other activities will be delivered online.

Explore over 3500 roses in full bloom via a 360˚ virtual tour. Navigate through the garden and click on icons to display rose images and breed varieties, jump into the main stage area to view talks, workshops, children’s entertainment and purchase from stall holders

You will be able to engage and ask questions to presenters including special guests Costa and DIRTGIRL, via an online chat and take part in workshops all from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world.

Viewable on a smart phone, tablet or computer via the festival website www.irgfm.com.au

Participation is free however; you must register beforehand at https://irgfm.com.au/page/virtual-registration

Olivia Rose Austin (Ausmixture) Roald Dahl (Ausowlish) have achieved excellent
results in 2020 awards from the National Rose Trial Garden in Adelaide

A LIFETIME OF BREEDING EXCELLENCE

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

Rose breeding is often described as being as much an art as a science.

All David Austin roses have a collective style and reflect one man’s vision. All have beautiful blooms and in most cases wonderful fragrance held on graceful attractive shrubs. A garden of these outstanding roses is hard to beat for sheer exuberance of flower and fragrance.

Today, David Austin Roses remains a family business. David Austin has been joined by his son David and his grandson, Richard.