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.

The Rob Burrow MND Rose launches at Hampton Court

We are excited to announce the launch of the Rob Burrow MND Rose making its first appearance at Hampton Court Flower Show.

With its bushy and upright growth habit, the Rob Burrow MND Rose displays glossy toothed foliage, adding to its visual appeal. The buds, adorned with a charming light green hue, unfurl into stunning saffron yellow blooms that captivate the eye. This vibrant floribunda variety not only brightens up any corner of the garden but also releases a delightful myrrh scent, enhancing the sensory experience. A true symbol of radiance, this rose effortlessly brings beauty and charm to any outdoor space it graces.

Former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow MBE was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019, just two years after ending his playing career by captaining Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final.

Now a MND Association Patron, Rob is one of an estimated 5,000 adults in the UK currently living with MND. Every day, an average of six people are diagnosed with MND. The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, funding research, and campaigning for people living with, or affected by, MND.

£2.50 from the sale of each rose will be paid to the MND Association (a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 294354).

The rose is available to buy now on roses.co.uk

Our Exhibits

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. This year we are proud to have won a Silver-Gilt Medal.

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.

At the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show we also won a Silver-Gilt Medal and launched the Rob Burrow MND Rose.

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.
Alfie Boe OBE sitting near his rose at Hampton Court 2023.
More support at Chelsea 2023 for the launch of The Menopause Rose.
Silver Gilt Medal awarded this year at Hampton Court.

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.

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