Lens Roses - Best of the Best Collection
Outstanding roses bred by Lens
In 2021 we were pleased to introduce an exquisite range of roses from world-renowned Belgium rose breeder Lens Roses.
About Lens Roses
Founded in 1870 by Louis Lens senior, the tree and rose nursery has always had a strong influence within the rose breeding family. Originally located in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver Belgium the company remained within the Lens family for three generations, with second-generation Victor Lens spearheading the hybridizing program, introducing an array of roses, including the famous ‘Pascali’ a beautiful creamy white Hybrid Tea. Victor’s son Louis carried on the family tradition introducing such beauties as ‘Guirlande d’Amour’ and ‘Rosalita’.
In 1991, the nursery was taken over by rose lovers Rudy Velle and his wife Ann Boudolf, the nursery then moved to Oudenburg near Ostende where the couple carried on with the company’s established breeding traditions, introducing some outstanding varieties such as ‘Jean Stephenne’ and ‘Dinky’.
Rose ambassadors Rudy and Ann find the breeding process a rewarding challenge, their breeding fields are left untreated, so the roses they introduce are naturally resilient to disease.
“It is a rewarding challenge to develop new roses. This is a fascinating world where art and science come together. The search for resilient plants with original colours and shapes never stops.” - Rudy Velle and Ann Boudolf, Lens Roses.
Shop the Lens Collection
Recent Lens additions to our catalogue include*...
- Bouquet Parfait (Shrub Rose)
- Caroline's Heart (Shrub Rose)
- Château de Munsbach (Shrub Rose)
- Comtesse André d'Oultremont (Shrub Rose)
- Dinky (Shrub Rose)
- Empereur Charles IV (Bush Rose)
- Guirlande d'Amour (Climbing Rose)
- Heavenly Pink (Shrub Rose)
- Jean Stephenne (Shrub Rose)
- Poppy Rose (Shrub Rose)
- Rosalita (Shrub Rose)
- Stéphanie d'Ursel (Shrub Rose)
- Walferdange (Shrub Rose)