Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

When we think of summertime we often think of roses.  I adore scented roses!  I love growing roses and visiting rose gardens.  Here are some lovely gardens where you can celebrate and immerse yourself in the rose’s beauty and fragrance.

How to use this calendar:

The events are grouped by geographical area, use the filter hierarchy below to select events near you – e.g., click ‘Surrey’ to limit the page to only display events in the county of Surrey or click ‘South East’ if you’re interested in events in a wider area of that region of the country.

To search for events by month – click on your preferred month below.

NB: This calendar is often displayed over multiple pages, so it’s possible that you may need to skip to the next page – if you’re looking for events further in the future.

Some of the rose-themed events or rose garden openings listed on this calendar last only for a day; while other rose gardens are open daily; click on ‘Long Running Events‘ to see events that last for seven consecutive days or longer.

Please note: some of the events in this calendar require advance booking and others you can just turn up on the day.

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June 2024

 Saturday 8 June 2024: Royal Windsor Flower Show


On Saturday 8th June 2024, It's the Royal Windsor Flower Show will be opening from 10am until 6pm.  The York Club, Prince Consort's Drive, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HT. This event promises to be a floral extravaganza, led by the show’s Honorary President, Alan Titchmarsh who will be welcoming a host of special guests and performances. Families, garden lovers and foodies are invited to celebrate a day of growing, cooking and traditional crafts with the plant growers, garden designers, artisan producers and top-notch chefs that will be on hand to demonstrate and share their knowledge. Visitors can purchase plants from Great British plant nurseries and specialist growers. Highlights of this super show include: Fascinating talks, classes and demonstrations, Traditional competitions classes for all ages and abilities, Carefully chosen artisan producers, craftspeople and food suppliers, Entertainment and fun for all ages, Inspiring exhibitions by leading garden designers. There is an amazing line up at this year’s show, speakers iclude: Alan Titchmarsh, Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi, Rosy Hardy, and Andre Tranquilini. Competition classes are open to all and for a full list of categories to enter see the online competitions schedule, please click here. To buy tickets, please click here. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Wargrave Open Gardens


On Sunday 19th June 2022, Wargrave Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2024 from 2pm until 6pm at Wargrave, south of Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire, RG10 8BU. Part of the Wargrave Festival, this Open Gardens day offers you the opportunity to explore some of Wargrave's wide variety of gardens, from those with sweeping riverside lawns, to little courtyards hidden behind the High Street and Victoria Road. Some garden openers will be offering tea and cakes. Come and relax in an English country garden; the Wargrave Allotments are included on the itinerary, giving you a chance to wander around this pinnacle of horticultural expertise. Come and chat to the allotmenteers and perhaps sample some of their produce. All proceeds go towards village charities and projects. Entry is £5.00 adults, 17s and under free. Tickets and map for all the gardens available on the door at 65 High Street, Wargrave. For more information, please click here.

Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 

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One thought on “Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

  1. Diane M

    April 29, 2022 at 7:03am

    The Rose Gardens in Regents Park, London are fab – beautiful circular arrangement of climbers/ramblers on rope bowers & tall obelisks, plus large areas planted with shrub roses – picnic where you like among the rose scents.
    NB This article says it lists rose gardens AND events – but I can see only long lists calendar events. This makes it hard just to scan an area just to find rose gardens to visit at any time – irrespective of whether there’s an actual ‘event’ or not.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 10, 2022 at 9:25pm

      Hello Diane

      Thank you for your message and great suggestions. I apologise for my slow reply, it has taken me a while to fix the events page as per your suggestion, but hopefully it will be much easier for you to navigate now.

      Thank you also for reminding me about the Rose Gardens at Regents Park – I added Regents Park as soon as I saw your comment.

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      Kind regards and best wishes
      Beth

      • Diane

        May 11, 2022 at 6:43am

        Thanks Beth! Just tried it out – much easier with long-running events section. Also enjoyed reading your ‘official’ account of the Regents Park Gardens too!

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