Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016
The Greatest Show On Earth
If you are looking for somewhere different to go this summer, why not pay a visit to the North Shropshire village of Hadnall where Country Garden Roses are putting on The Greatest Show On Earth . Some of the greatest names in entertainment are appearing from late May onwards. Come and see show business legends CLIFF RICHARD, ELAINE PAGE, DARCEY BUSSELL, and JAMES GALWAY . Special guest appearance of the much loved talk show host MICHAEL PARKINSON and VICTORIA PENDLETON the World and Olympic Champion cyclist. ROXANNE PALLETT of Emmerdale fame has promised to make an appearance at the end of May or early June. Opera singer SUSAN DANIEL will also be here . Susan has been raising money for charities including Help For Heroes Also expected in June are Shropshire’s very own BROTHER CADFAEL and CHARLES DARWIN. To give the show a royal flavour PRINCE CHARLES and PRINCESS ANNE have promised to show up some time in June. WILLIAM and CATHERINE should also make an appearance, providing the weather is fine. The headliners are also supported by a cast of over Thirty Thousand which will include most of your usual favourites . If the weather is fine this summer, all roads should lead to Hadnall. We may even allow you to take some of the stars home providing you promise to feed and water them well. For full details of the show see our extensive web site.
Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from.
NEW ROSES FOR 2012
WOLLERTON OLD HALL
David Austin English Shrub Rose. 2011. 5ft
This is the most fragrant of this year’s new varieties and, indeed, one of the most fragrant of all English Roses. It has the distinctive myrrh scent which is rarely found in roses, appearing first in ‘Constance Spry’, and later in ‘Scepter’d Isle’. The plump buds have attractive flashes of red. These open to form round, rich buttery yellow coloured blooms which eventually pale to a softer creamy colour. Even when the flowers are fully open, they retain their beautifully rounded chalice shape. It forms a particularly healthy and bushy shrub with many stems shooting from the base. It remains relatively upright and has few thorns. With its soft colouring ‘Wollerton Old Hall’ will very easily blend with a wide range of colour schemes, planted with roses or other shrubs and perennials. Its more upright habit makes it suitable for both formal and informal situations. It should be positioned where its strong scent can be easily appreciated. Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire has one of the most beautiful private gardens in the country, not far from Country Garden Roses . The gardens are set around a 16th Century Hall and feature roses in creative plant combinations, including many English Roses.
Wollerton Old Hall is open to the public on selected days throughout the summer.
Details of all our roses are available on our web site.
Over 1000 varieties to choose from.