Robert Mattock Roses to exhibit at London's Garden Museum

Robert Mattock Roses will hold a nursery-in-residence exhibition at London's Garden Museum on 7-9 May.

The Garden Museum will be filled with a display of show roses grown by Robert Mattock and exhibited to show a time line of the historic garden roses.

On the evening of 7 May, Robert Mattock will stage a walk around fragrant shrubberies that will surround huge towers of climbers and ramblers, and will introduce the Silk Road Hybrids, seeking to explain how our historic roses arrived from the Orient.

 Rural craftswoman Julia Thomas will layer hedges of wild roses set in lawns of Goodwin's natural Derbyshire turf and will give a practical demonstration.

Roses from his nursery will also be sold and will set the theme for a series of related activities, including a talk by garden historian Jenny Potter, whose new book on the cultural history of the rose will be published next year. Rose products will be sold and the Garden Café will serve rose-inspired food

Opening times are from 10.30am to 5pm each day (9 May is also the Yellow Book open day for the National Gardens Scheme). Museum admission charges apply.

 


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