Roses in Regent’s Park

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.

Queen Mary's Garden (yellow roses)

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.

Red roses

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. cookies and roses says:

    sucha gorgeous post!!

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Thank you. It’s a gorgeous garden.

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  2. judilyn says:

    Just stunning! The red and white rose is a real beauty!

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      You’re right. The two colours look gorgeous….and made me think of strawberry and vanilla ice cream!

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    2. Expat Eye says:

      Seconded! It is gorgeous!

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  3. Queen Mary’s Garden! I was so waiting for this post… this is my favourite spot 🙂

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      I’ve just had the loveliest day. Persuaded my husband to join me on a walk. I bribed him with the promise of coffee and cake in one of the cafes in Primrose Hill, so he didn’t mind waiting for me to take a million photos of roses.

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      1. Oooooooh, Primrose Hill caffs…!
        I take it you weren’t wrapped in your green blanket this time 😉

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    2. Karolyn Cooper says:

      No green blanket!

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  4. This post looks one of those beautiful gardening catalogues my parents got from years ago. I loved flipping through the pages seeing the glorious blooms.

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Glorious is the right word.

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  5. Kim in Fiji says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I just wish their scents could travel over internet as well.

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Ah, you need the WordPress premium upgrade for that.

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  6. linnetmoss says:

    Stunners–thanks for getting my day off to a beautiful start!

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Maybe I should start another blog showing “a rose a day”…and just keep making people happy that way. How long would it take us to get bored of roses? I could always switch to tulips for spring.

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      1. linnetmoss says:

        A rose a day is a wonderful idea for a blog! Be sure to include my favorites, the miniature roses 😉

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  7. Great post! This reminds me to visit one of the few garden houses in helsinki to view all the roses one last time before leaving the country in late summer.

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      You are further north than us, so does that mean that your roses bloom later than the London ones?

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      1. That should be the case, at least all other flower or also general plants start growing much later and hence bloom later )

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