Here at Denmans it is June and although the pandemic is still here, we have begun to see easing of restrictions from the government.
As a result as a garden we can now open along with the plant centre and gift shop to the public, whilst keeping to the government guidelines.
We are open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm, but you will have to make a reservation in advance. All of the information can be found HERE.
If you are able to visit this month, then you will be able to see the many roses that we have in bloom at the moment.
Over the past year we have been trying to identify all of those for which we have no records. We have also, through cutting back areas in the garden, “re-discovered “ roses that had been grown over and “lost”.
We now believe we have around 50 different roses in the garden, planted at various times from when Joyce Robinson started her garden up to the present day.
There are still some more to be identified and, no doubt to be discovered, and we are indebted to Elizabeth and Jonathon Sawaday of Apuldram Roses for their help and expertise.
I would like to share a few of those roses with you including some of my favourites.
Starting at the entrance to the Walled Garden, we have Rosa ‘Rose-Marie Viaud’, a very pretty rambler that has grown through wisteria and either side of the entrance. It has small semi-double blooms which open violet and fade to lilac and is very charming!