Rose breeder Robert Harkness dies aged 61

Robert Harkness, director of Harkness Roses, Hitchin has died from cancer aged 61.

His funeral will take place on Friday 16 November at Harwood Park Crematorium in Stevenage with family flowers only and donations split between Addenbrooke's Hospital Trust and the RNLI.

Contact funeral director austins.co.uk for details.

Harkness Roses of Hitchin is one of the UK’s oldest rose growers and breeders.

A full obituary will be published in Horticulture Week on 23 November.


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