A survey of the Rose Garden reveals that we currently house 6 of the 10 David Austin shrub roses with royal connections. The white William and Catherine, the deep pink Princess Anne, the tea fragrance Princess Alexandra of Kent, the old rose fragrance Queen of Denmark, the light pink Queen of Sweden and the rich pink England’s Rose.
It has been suggested we add Elizabeth, named in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to our collection. It is a pale pink-apricot shrub rose which pales into gentle white and has a strong sweet fragrance, which will bring pleasure to all our visitors of the Rose Garden.
Having reached 80% of our appeal target we need to raise a further £250 by the end of this month to start ordering the shrub roses we need to plant in the autumn, so that we can enjoy the blooms of our new additions next spring.
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