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.

Countdown To RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Come see us at Chelsea Flower Show in

Our Sense & Sensibility rose launch with the team at Jane Austen's House.

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.

At Chelsea 2023 we launched five new roses: The Menopause Charity Rose; Sense & Sensibility; Dr. Susan Michaelis; Rosemary Day and Margarette Golding. Some of these are charity roses where £2.50 from each rose is donated. All of these roses are available for sale or pre-order now.

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

We  are looking forward to seeing you at The Royal Windsor Flower Show and Hampton Court too.

Launching The Menopause Charity Rose at Chelsea 2023 with Liz Earle, Michelle Griffiths Robinson, Dr Radhika Vohra with Philip Harkness and Jenny Haskey of The Menopause Charity.
Lord & Lady Carnarvon at Chelsea Flower Show 2023 with the Highclere Castle Rose.
Dame Joanna Lumley at the launch of The Menopause Rose.
More support at Chelsea 2023 for the launch of The Menopause Rose.

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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