Be inspired by the rose gardens of Peter Beales.
Since the first roses were planted in 1983 the gardens have always been an integral part of the nursery, with visitors coming from all over the world to view our roses.
Entrance to our beautiful two-acre display gardens is free and open to the public seven days a week throughout the year. Conveniently located just half a mile off the A11 at Attleborough, they are a must see for any garden enthusiast!
Specialising in the preservation of old-fashioned roses, our gardens provide a chance to see unique, historic, rare and contemporary roses growing in unison with other 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 specifically chosen cultivars planted along the walkway are now maturing and the display grows more magnificent 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.
Dogs are welcome around the gardens and garden centre but are not permitted in the 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.
GUIDED GARDEN TOURS
During the months of April to October, 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 tours packages are available. For more information please click on the link below.
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.