‘The Austin Family announced with great sadness the passing of David C.H. Austin Snr. OBE VMH, rosarian and founder of David Austin Roses Ltd. David Snr died peacefully at his home in Shropshire on Tuesday 18th December 2018, surrounded by his family. He was 92.’
For regular visitors to Easton Walled Gardens, David Austin will be a rather familiar name. We have designed and created 32 beds of roses to stand amongst the long meadow grasses, each containing between three and seven roses of one type. This means there are at least 150 roses to prune in late winter and with another 50 scattered through the gardens, we have quite an interesting collection.
Our visitors always marvel at our stunning rose collection and for that, we owe some thanks to David Austin Snr and his lifetime of dedication to the English Rose.
You can read the full announcement, detailing his wonderful life and career here.