Madame Isaac Pereire, claimed to be the most powerfully fragrant of all roses, is in full bloom this week in The Old Cottage Garden.
Heritage roses, antique roses, old garden roses; whatever you choose to call them, we have a number of them in the Cottage Garden, including some very early varieties such as The Red Rose of Lancaster, The White Rose of York, Rosa Mundi and The Grand Duke of Tuscany.
These roses are tough, having passed the test of time and surviving the harshest conditions. We like that. We don't have time to pander to the needs of prima donnas.