Welcome to the home of Harkness Roses

Welcome to the home of Harkness Roses

The Harkness Rose Company has been breeding and growing roses for more than 140 years. World renowned for their exquisite beauty, superb fragrance and award-winning quality, Harkness Roses produce reliable cultivars, as well as classic old roses, that will flourish in any garden. The new Harkness Masterpiece Collection® showcases the very best of British rose breeding, from modern hybrid teas to traditional old garden roses.

The collection encompasses more than 200 varieties of the finest roses from our dedicated breeding programme, led by our rose expert Philip Harkness. We are proud to offer this fantastic range of roses online and in stores across the country. Use our supplier search to find your nearest stockist.

Welcoming Dame Deborah James to The Harkness Rose Company stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 to see her new rose.
Lord and Lady Carnarvon at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 for the launch of there new roses, the Highclere Castle and the Lady Carnarvon rose.
Rugby Football Union (RFU) President His Honour Jeff Blackett at our Hitchin nursery to see the official England Rugby rose.
Zehra Zaidi, founder of We Too Built Britain at the John Ystumllyn rose planting at Buckingham Palace. ©PA

New Rose Introductions

Every year The Harkness Rose Company introduce new varieties from our extensive breeding and research program. It takes seven or eight years to breed and test a new variety. We only introduce those that we believe to be worthy of a place in our listing and our customers gardens.

Community Gardening Scheme

This new initiative aims to open the opportunities for young people from under-represented backgrounds and get more people involved in gardening. We have set aside roses for community gardens and will send out roses free of charge to community gardening groups across the UK in February 2023. For 2023 the applications are closed at the moment. Keep checking back to see when we open them again.

Zehra Zaidi, Founder of We Too Built Britain.
Hickling Community Garden, Hickling.
St. Andrews Community Garden, Leeds.
Wymondley Community Garden, Hitchin.
Strawberry Hill House Community Garden, Twickenham.

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Countdown To RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Come see us at Chelsea Flower Show in

We take great pride in being able to exhibit and showcase the real beauty of our roses. Throughout the company’s 140 year history, The Harkness Rose Company have won more than 25 Gold Medals at Chelsea flower Show.

With launches of our Queen Elizabeth II rose and the Platinum Jubilee rose the show stand for 2022 was themed around Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, with the exquisite gold crown being the focal point.

Throughout the year we exhibit at many different events. It is always lovely meeting our loyal customers, as well as attacting new rose lovers.

Click the link below to find out where we will be exhibiting in 2023.


The Harkness Rose Company
Briar Patch Nursery
Ickwell Road
Upper Caldecote
SG18 9BS

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