June is rose season in Regent’s Park. In India we had roses in our garden all year round (click here for my photo from January 2013) but in England we have to wait until June.
To find these roses, head into the middle of Regent’s Park to Queen Mary’s Garden (named after the wife of King George the Fifth).
The garden has been open to the general public since 1932. The first superintendent planted roses; more have been added over the years; and the garden now contains approximately 12,000 roses.
There are benches to sit on while you admire the colours and scents and, if you are a serious gardener, read the signs displaying the names of the varieties. I only got as far as noting that the white rose was “Silver Anniversary” and the yellow roses near the gate were “PHAB Gold”…but they are all fab.