Enjoy the Beautiful Hever Castle Rose

Hever Castle rose
June 24 2019 | Garden What's on

Hever Castle Rose

Be sure to see the stunning Hever Castle Rose when you visit the walled rose garden this summer.

Bred by the highly regarded rose hybridiser, the late Colin Horner, the floribunda ‘Hever Castle Rose’ (Horquinsey) produces masses of velvety deep-red blooms which fade to cerise, offset by golden-yellow stamens.

Growing to a height of 4-5ft, the blooms are complemented by attractive, glossy dark-green foliage. The Hever Castle Rose has a long flowering period from May to the first frosts in October and has proved itself resistant to disease in rose trials.

After its launch by Dame Judi Dench in 2011, the Hever Castle Rose has settled in well in the grounds and can now be seen gracing the Tudor Garden borders and commanding pride of place in our renowned walled rose garden.

From 25 – 30 June join us for Hever in Bloom and you can join a free daily tour of Faith’s Garden and the Rose Garden at 11:30am. 

Hever Castle Gardens Hever Rose Judy Dench


Hever Castle’s annual garden event showcases the glorious award winning gardens at the height of their summer beauty. You will be able to enjoy one of the finest displays of more than 4,000 roses in Kent, the Garden of England.

This year Hever Castle is supporting horticulture charity, Perennial. Perennial helps anyone who creates or maintains gardens, parks, sports facilities and other green spaces when they are facing tough times. During Hever in Bloom you will also have the chance to meet representatives from Perennial and have a chat to them about their work.

Head Gardener, Neil Miller, is offering free guided tours of Faith’s Garden and the Rose Garden at 11:30 each day. Faith’s Garden on Diana’s Walk has been lovingly planted over the last two years with thousands of perennial plants. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes and you will be able to learn about the newly planted perennial garden. Neil will also be sharing some top tips on how to choose and plant the best echinaceas, crocosmias, asters, agapanthus and grasses.

As well as the guided tour, there will be daily floristry workshops at 14:00 where you will be able to make a flower crown with the guidance of Emma, an ex-gardener at Hever turned florist. 

Make sure to head inside the Castle to see the stunning English floral displays by in-house florist Pamela Brise.

View a gallery of photos from Hever in Bloom on Hever Castle’s Pinterest.