The Famous Breeder of Roses:
David Austin, famous English breeder of roses, died in 2018, after a lifetime of breeding the most beautiful roses imaginable. The establishment bearing his name continues to be family-run and follows the same vision.
The David Austin website tells us this about the man and the business:
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.
Austin roses are exquisitely beautiful. But they also tend to be highly fragrant, disease resistant, and repeat flowering. Many have received the Royal Horticultural Society’s award of merit. If there’s such a thing as a perfect rose, it’ll be one of his.
You can visit the official site for David Austin roses here.
Below is my pinterest board for David Austin roses. If you hover and scroll, you’ll find many beautiful images of these gorgeous flowers.