At Coton we have roses everywhere because we love them and they seem to like our soil. Although we have removed roses from the four central beds of the Rose Garden, there are still quite a number of roses here in other beds and on the walls. The greatest concentration of roses is found on the Rose Bank. There is also a Rose Walk adjacent to the Herb Garden. Elsewhere in the garden roses can be found in most borders, in the orchards, climbing up trees, as specimens in the ‘Goose Park’ and, of course, on the walls of the house. Roses start flowering at Coton towards the end of May and last well into July, with some continuing through August and many repeating their flowering in September.
Two views of the Rose Bank, where roses are planted with shrubs such as euphorbias, tree paeonies, bupleurum, hebes and buddleias and herbaceous plants - achilleas, echinaceas, eryngiums, geraniums, nepeta, penstemons, salvias, verbascums and sedums amongst others.
Rosa 'Seven Sisters'
Rosa 'Climbing Iceberg'
Rosa 'Rosy Cushion'
In the Holly Hedge Border a number of red roses are used, together with Rosa Iceberg and Rosa Ispahan.
Roses in the Holly Hedge Border
Rosa complicata is planted as a group of three as a specimen in the Goose Park, as is Rosa mutabilis and Rosa californica plena
The main rose in the Rose Walk is Madame Alfred Carriere, a repeat flowering climber which is white with a hint of pink, together with Climbing Cecile Brunner. Mingling with the roses here are Clematis Etoile Violette and Jackmanii. Rosa Goldfinch grows on a wall in the Rose Garden