Social Media and light relief

In California, if you search, you may find the Empire Polo Club of Indio. Te rose jewel of Coachella Valley

Apart from polo, the grounds of the Empire Polo Club also host the annual rosck festival Caochella where all the top names of the Rock and Roll industry have performed; Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones to name but two. However, nestling in the manicured lawns is a rose garden of stunning beauty, the video below was made a few years ago


Whartons Roses

Did you ever wonder where the roses that you buy in the stores come from? Well, the best ones are grown in the UK and on a massive scale.  Take a look at this video of the rose fields of Robert Whartons roses. A magnificent spectacle.


Sam McGredy IV  – the sad news of Sam’s passing recently gives us the chance to reflect on the life of a man who gave us some beautiful roses. In this video, film in New Zealand in 2006, Sam tells us about some to the roses that he introduced.    (click on link)    

Sam McGredy interview


Tantau Rosen from Germany have just released some videos that members may find interesting;  (just click on the links)

The Company –

Garden Roses –

Roses for cut flowers –


Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses, our guest speaker for the 2017 AGM, was interviewed recently by Chris Van Cleave and Teresa Byington of USA based website; WebChat and asked Michael about new David Austin introductions for 2018 Click onto the link to listen in . .

RoseChat with Michael Marriott


In An English Country Garden – the theme of this timeless song never had more relavence than when describing the rose garden originally set up by Peter Beales at his nursery in Attleborough in Norfolk.

This youtube video  gives a little taste of the treasures to be seen there.

Peter Beales Rose Garden in Attleborough