David Austin Roses Limited
David Austin’s delightful rose installation at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will be donated to a local NHS hospital as a permanent floral installation for the pleasure of staff, patients and visitors alike.
Born out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rainbow of Roses is a 10-metre-wide installation with three striking orange corten steel planters filled with over 500 rose plants. Set in an arc of celebration, positivity and hope, it is a spectacular riot of colour, spanning the spectrum of the rainbow.
Some 36 English Rose varieties – including colourful favourites Lady of Shalott (Ausnyson), Scepter’d Isle (Ausland), Princess Anne (Auskitchen) and Charles Darwin (Auspeet) – are planted in the modern, rusted steel planters which feature the powerful words, ‘Nature is joyful, restorative, cruel and uncontrollable but most of all beautiful.’
‘We’re so pleased that the Rainbow of Roses is able to bring the true joy of the David Austin collection back to the public at Hampton Court this year. As a result of ongoing Covid-19 measures, we’ve had to think a little differently to create a safe but immersive and unique experience for visitors to the show. To see people interact once again with our roses and immerse themselves in the sensory experience of the rainbow’s vivid colour and fragrance is hugely uplifting,’ said Richard Austin.
Central to the rainbow’s planting scheme is the Nye Bevan (Auspital) rose, which is named in honour of Aneurin Bevan, founder of the National Health Service.
As part of its ‘Positive Planting’ initiative, David Austin Roses donate £2.50 from the sale of each Nye Bevan rose to NHS Charities Together and other health-based charities. To date, David Austin has raised £50,000 for health-based charities this year through the sales of Nye Bevan and its two other charity roses, The Generous Gardener (Ausdrawn) and Princess Alexandra of Kent (Ausmerchant).
For all the latest news on the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021 supported by Viking, visit RHS.org.uk.
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