HW reported last week that the company is beginning to supply plants for the rose garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Technical manager Michael Marriott has revealed that David Austin is also supplying roses to RHS Wisley, which now has also completely cleared its rose garden. Robert Myers has drawn up the design for the garden and David Austin will be advising on the planting scheme.
Several hundreds of the company's roses will also be planted at the Asha Foundation in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, to add to the roses planted last winter.
David Austin is also supplying roses to the restoration project currently underway at Chiswick House & Gardens, London. Marriott said the firm's English roses would fill the rosarium, with some varieties climbing the columns. He said that planting was due to start this winter or in early spring.