Hampton Court 2000
The Gardens of the Rose, St. Albans

1pt.gif (86 bytes)Headquarters of the Royal National Rose Society

1pt.gif (86 bytes)This garden contains one of the best and most important collections of roses in the world. There are something like 30,000 roses planted here and if you are a rose fanatic, this could be your little bit of heaven on earth! I know I love roses and 4 hours just sped by.
1pt.gif (86 bytes)It is laid on on flat ground and when you see the colour of it all at once it is rather mind boggling! There are individual gardens high lighting specifics like the Large Flowered (Hybrid Teas), the Cluster Flowered (Floribundas) Climbers, Miniatures, modern Shrubs, Ground Cover and Climbing Miniatures. There are the historic roses like Gallicas, Albas, Damasks, Centifolias, Moss and Portlands.
1pt.gif (86 bytes)As you walk around, you cannot help but smile at being here...it is so good for the soul to walk around and just breath in the fragrance. All the areas are clearly labeled so that you can read up on what they are doing...check out the latest in mulch and watering methods, see what they are doing for pest control.
1pt.gif (86 bytes)The pictures that you see here are but a few, the RNRS Headquarters building, the pond with roses and clematis arbors, beds of roses showing you what the signage says and last a picture of just about my favorite (it that possible here?) rose, Gardeners Pink Rambler.
1pt.gif (86 bytes)This garden is a must on the tour for next year!

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