Savill Garden’s first bloom of year in award-winning Rose Garden

More than 2,000 roses can now be seen in The Savill Garden’s award-winning Rose Garden.

Five years on from the opening of the Rose Garden by the Queen, 2,500 roses are enjoying their first bloom of the season and what is expected to be their best ever royal flush.

Harvey Stephens, head of The Savill Garden, said: “A combination of meticulous care through the year, perfect growing weather and several years establishment, have come together to produce a spectacular and probably the best ever display of roses.

“Visitors will be in for a real treat this weekend as the roses produce a fantastic range of colours, from deep plum and soft pinks, to apricots and tangerine orange.”

Mr Stephens said it was hard to pick a favourite but two award-winning roses to look out for are the Princess Anne, a deep pink, and the Darcey Bussell, crimson.

“The yew hedges have matured and the garden’s design by Andrew Wilson is proving a great success,” he said.