Michael Marriott, one of the world's leading rose experts (and previously Head Rosarian at David Austin Roses for 35 years) teaches you how to plan and nurture your rose garden.
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Michael will teach you how to choose the right rose for your situation, and advise on everything from pruning roses, to fragrance and colour combinations.
Whether you live in the cold climates of Hokkaido or Canada, the heat of Florida or India or simply in Hampshire – Michael will help you find the perfect rose to suit your climate.
The rose is exceptional in the plant world. It is easy to argue that it is the most garden worthy of all plants and can be grown in most climates around the world.
There is no other plant that has such a close cultural association with us and is used as a symbol in many different ways.
Roses vary in size from tiny little plants a few centimetres tall to huge ramblers growing tens of metres into trees. Their flowers can be just a few millimetres across or 20cm or more and the number of petals range from five (occasionally four) to 200.
There is no other plant with such a wide range of completely different fragrances and few with such a geographical range.
Wherever you are in the world, Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden.
The wonderful world of roses
How to use roses in the garden
Looking after roses and rose plants
Rose fragrances, rose breeding and commercial rose production
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Meet Michael Marriott
My first port of call for a Roses expert, is always Michael Marriott, the chief rosarian at David Austin Roses. He’s worked at the David Austin headquarters for 32 years.
I wanted to teach and share my knowledge through Learning with Experts to help share my passion for roses globally. I'm also keen to hear from you, wherever you are in the world. I look forward to seeing you in class.