Wyevale Garden Centres has partnered with Historic Royal Palaces to mark the three hundredth year of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. As well as this, they are launching of a new range of stunning roses.
The Capability Rose range will be available at Wyevale Garden Centres to pay tribute and mark the life of Capability Brown. Each of the seven roses in the range pays tribute to an aspect of his gardening genius. The pastel pink Capability Rose from Whartons Roses, which leads the tribute, is available exclusively at Wyevale Garden Centres. Other exclusives are The Blue for You and the Isle of White. The Blue for You is a blue rose, representing Capability Brown’s link to water. The pure white Isle of White signifies the link to a landscape Capability Brown designed on the Isle.
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Other roses in the range are supplied by David Austin Roses and include The Queen of Sweden, a pale pink rose which is planted in the gardens of Hampton Court. Similarly, there is the dark purple Gertrude Jekyll rose, again grown at Hampton Court. The dark crimson red Munstead Wood is an old English hybrid with the character of traditional, old roses including a strong fragrance. Finally, the pale pink Scepter’d Isle is named after Great Britain and is a celebration of our country and its people.
“The new range of Capability roses are introduced to recognise some of Capability Brown’s greatest works. These are all expressed through the different forms, colours and provenances of roses” comments David Mitchell, plant buyer. “The range will be available exclusively at Wyevale Garden Centres so customers across the country can pay their own tribute to the great gardening hero.”
“The work of my predecessor Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and in my view, England’s greatest gardener, has influenced generations of Britain’s gardeners” comments Terry Gough, current Head Gardener at Hampton Court. “His aesthetic is synonymous with the English landscape garden the world over.”