Designing a Romantic Rose Border

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Designing a Romantic Rose Border

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

£52 – £65

Re-create the magic of the Borde Hill Garden with a romantic rose border of your own. Learn how to combine roses & herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn.

Nothing beats roses in the garden for colour, scent and atmosphere.

Now the traditional rose border has evolved to include companion planting with other flowering shrubs and flowers to extend the season of interest.
But how do you also ensure the practical considerations for maintaining the roses?

In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.

By the end of the day you will:

  1. understand how to combine rose plants for beautiful effect
  2. understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
  3. know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
  4. be able to design the planting for a rose arch, so it is covered in colour from spring to autumn
  5. Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.

20% Discount for RHS members and Borde Hill Friends

Bring basic drawing equipment and cameras; we will provide paper and colour pencils.


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July 11
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
£52 – £65
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Borde Hill Gardens
Borde Hill Lane
Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP United Kingdom
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