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OUR GARDENS

Be inspired by the rose gardens of Peter Beales

Conveniently located just half a mile off the A11 at Attleborough in Norfolk, the gardens have extensively changed since the first roses were planted in 1983, but have always been an integral part of our garden centre, with visitors coming from all over the world.

How to Find Us

Free Entry

Entrance to our beautiful two acre display gardens is free and open to the public seven days a week throughout the year - a ‘must see’ for anyone looking for gardening inspiration, interested in growing roses, or simply wishes to lose themselves amongst the gorgeous sights and scents that our gardens have to offer.

With roses flourishing in and through pergolas, archways, and walkways visitors are able to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the roses from many different angles, and enjoy stunning vistas. You can even catch a birds-eye view from up high and observe the breath-taking rose gardens from our garden turret!

Very much an informal garden; Peter Beales specialised in the preservation of old-fashioned roses and our gardens provide a chance for you to see unique, historic, and rare roses growing in unison with modern roses, as well as an array of complementary plants.

In the heart of the gardens you will find the ‘St Albans Walkway’. An impressive ironwork structure, that comprises of four arched walkways that join together at the centre of a magnificent six-metre gazebo. The carefully chosen rambling and climbing roses planted along the walkway are now maturing and the display grows more spectacular each year.

A couple of years ago we concentrated on a very special section of the garden that was dedicated to Peter Beales. Our aim was to encapsulate Peter’s legacy. Many of the roses used within the planting schemes held a personal connection to him, ranging from cultivars from Peter’s species collection to rare and unique roses he sourced and saved from extinction.

Over the past couple of years we have also spent considerable time extending our gardens to establish a wildlife area, planted with specially chosen rose and plant species designed to create the perfect habitat to attract insects and mammals. This wildlife haven has been created to inspire and educate visitors into the importance of wildlife and the benefits they bring to all gardens.

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Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome around the gardens, garden centre and restaurant.

 

EVENTS AT PETER BEALES

We hold many events within the gardens throughout the year ranging from specialist plant and craft fairs to cultivation courses and workshops. Our Annual Rose Festival is held in the rose gardens in June, just as the roses are reaching their peak. The weekend is not only dedicated to the versatility, but the romance of the rose and includes everything from tours and talks about the care and cultivation of roses, right through to rose-themed gifts and refreshments. Other highlights of the year include children’s fun days and Christmas events which allow visitors the opportunity to enjoy the gardens illuminated by a breath-taking display of festive lights.

 

What's On

GUIDED GARDEN TOURS - BOOK NOW FOR 2024

During the months of June to September, we also provide horticultural societies, gardening clubs, and like-minded groups the opportunity to book one of our Rosarians to take them on a fully guided tour of the gardens.

A choice of garden tour packages are available. For more information please click on the link below.

 

Garden Tours

GET THE LOOK

Many of the plant supports and structures featured throughout the gardens are available to order. Designed and manufactured by Classic Garden Elements in Germany, Peter Beales Roses are pleased to be UK agents for the company. As well as supplying structures within our gardens, Classic Garden Elements work closely with us to create unique bespoke focal features for our RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibits.

For more information visit www.classic-garden-elements.co.uk or call us on 01953 454707.

 

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Our Gardens

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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

Plant Centre Development The Rosarium restaurant and new plant house at our Garden Centre in Attleborough, Norfolk were part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and officially opened May 2019