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“Great day out but a little expensive”
Review of David Austin Roses

David Austin Roses
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Owner description: Alongside the Plant Centre are David Austin's beautiful 2 acre rose gardens. They are home to over 700 different varieties of roses, including the National Collection of English Roses which flower in fragrant flushes from late May until the first frosts. The rose gardens are open to the public 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm and entry is free. Advance booking is not required except for coach parties. Check our website for special events (Lunches, Talks, Garden Design Days) during the season.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We visited here while on a trip to the Midlands. It was great to see somewhere so busy but the layout is a little confusing despite a map, or is that just us lol. We found the cafe and the gifts & roses expensive but I guess you are paying for buying form an international grower.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Recently visited this centre on a hot sunny day. It was extremely busy including two coaches. The display gardens were excellent and at their best. The staff are very helpful. We didn't eat in the main cafe as it was very busy but there was plenty of room in the garden tea room. The tea is served in bone china tea pots along with China cups and saucers. The baguettes were delicious as was the fruit scone with jam and cream. We did buy yet another rose. Access from Albrighton is down some very narrow roads so beware!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit and if you love roses and go in June, when the blooms and their scent are at its best, you will not be disappointed. Visiting the tea rooms is also a must, to enjoy a cuppa and a delicious piece of cake, with every thing served on very pretty pink rose China. Of course, the best bit is choosing which rose or roses to purchase to take home, but what a good dilemma to have! Parking is free, as it is free to walk around and enjoy the displays of flowers. Arm yourself with a catalogue first and choose as you go around.

1  Thank Ann D
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Even if you’re not a gardener this is the most beautiful place to visit. We had a glorious day there in June when the roses were in full bloom. Lots of approachable staff who were more than happy to help. Delicious food in the restaurant too and they were very busy as the car park was full. Definitely pay a visit

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We've been thinking about a visit for a while, but its a three hour drive away, would it be worth it? Well in the sweltering sun in mid June the garden was nothing short of magnificent. Entry is free, and there are meant to be over 700 roses on display, and at this time of year they are looking divine. A small army of gardeners are constantly at work deadheading and pruning to make sure everything looks amazing, but they all seem happy to pause for a moment and chat, imparting little nuggets of rose wisdom. Dogs are welcome, and there was ample water about the place. We had lunch at the tea room, and if you sit outside then again dogs are welcome. Service was very good, very friendly and the food surprisingly good, well above garden centre average. About the only downside is that although entry is free, you will spend a small fortune if you visit, there are so may must have plants.

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