RHS Rose Tea Garden

Feature Garden

In more detail

  • Nestled among Echeveria and Sempervivum (houseleeks) at the front of the borders, Thymus 'Coccineus' is in full flower enticing bees to its deep pink flowers
  • Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) stand proud, adding an exotic touch to this typically English setting. Pale pink variegated zonal geraniums are trained vertically on bamboo canes

About the garden

Enjoy high tea in this quintessentially English rose garden, designed by Nikki Tibbles of Wild At Heart.

Taking inspiration from the Edwardian era, the garden is a refuge of serenity and a place to enjoy a cup of tea in an atmosphere of tranquility.

A gazebo provides a focal point, clothed with rambling and climbing roses, while at the heart of the garden is a large weathered urn bursting with decorative ferns.

A vibrant colour palette of reds, oranges, pinks and yellows are set against soft pastel planting tones. Shrub roses fill the garden bed and are underplanted with the grey foliage of perennials and annual bedding. Florists’ pinks and a diminutive border of thyme complete the planting.

A birch fence provides enclosure and adds style to the scene.

Supported by: Whartons Garden Roses

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