Rose of the Month – The Lady Gardener


The David Austin or English roses have been popular with rose lovers in New Zealand since the first varieties were introduced over 30 years ago. This month, we feature one of the new introductions coming onto the market in winter 2018.

‘The Lady Gardener’ has large, full petalled blooms of a stunning rich apricot that pales towards the edges of the bloom. Strongly scented with a tea-vanilla scent… A bushy, medium growing plant with good disease tolerance, it also repeats flowers quickly.

Available from Tasman Bay Roses or stockists of their roses.

Photo courtesy David Austin Roses


By Hayden Foulds

Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavors. 

Read more from Hayden here.