June 20, 2024

Stop & Smell The Roses: Embrace The Start of Summer 2024

Welcome to summer, where the air is filled with the sweet fragrance of blooming roses! As one of the most beloved flowers in gardens worldwide, roses captivate with their beauty and diversity. At Hunters Garden Centre, we’re thrilled to offer nearly 200 varieties of roses, ensuring there’s a perfect rose for every garden and gardener.

NEW for 2024: European Hybrid Roses

Did you hear? We have 20 varieties of European Hybrid Roses available this year! European Hybrid roses are known for their strong fragrance, long-lasting blooms, and disease resistance. They are also a culmination of centuries of horticultural tradition and modern breeding techniques.

Click here for our updated 2024 Rose Availability List

Explore A Diverse Rose Selection at Hunters Garden Centre

Our collection at Hunters Garden Centre in Surrey and Vancouver boasts a stunning array of rose types, including:

  • David Austin Roses (36 varieties available): Known for their old-world charm and rich, romantic blooms.
  • Climber Roses (9 varieties available): Perfect for creating vertical gardens or covering trellises with cascades of flowers.
  • Floribunda Roses (32 varieties available): Admired for their prolific clusters of blossoms that add vibrant color to any landscape.
  • Grandiflora Roses (12 varieties available): Combining elegance and size, ideal as focal points in garden beds.
  • Groundcover Roses (6 varieties available): Low-maintenance and spreading varieties that provide ground-level beauty.
  • Hedge Roses: Forming dense, flowering hedges for privacy and aesthetic appeal.
  • Hybrid Tea Roses (35 varieties available): Revered for their classic, large blooms and long stems, ideal for cutting.
  • Shrub Roses (7 varieties available): Versatile and hardy, offering continuous blooms and landscape versatility.
  • Tree Roses (5 varieties available): Elegant and stately, adding height and structure to garden settings.

Fun Facts About Roses

Ancient Symbolism

Roses have been symbols of love, beauty, and passion since ancient times. In Greek mythology, they were associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, while in Roman culture, roses were used in celebrations and adorned lavish feasts.

Colours and Meanings

Different colours of roses carry distinct meanings. For example, red roses symbolize love and romance, yellow roses represent friendship and joy, and white roses signify purity and innocence.

Herbal Properties

Roses have not only been valued for their aesthetic beauty but also for their holistic and herbal properties, making them a versatile plant in traditional and alternative medicine. Rose petals and rose hips are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential oils, contributing to various health benefits. They are commonly used for skincare, anti-inflammatory purposes and emotional wellbeing.

How to Ensure Your Roses Thrive

Click here to visit our website page dedicated to roses! Learn about the types of roses we carry at Hunters Garden Centre.

Click here to download our comprehensive Rose Care Guide, your essential companion for nurturing healthy and beautiful roses. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just discovering the joy of roses, we are here to help!

Visit Hunters Garden Centre in Vancouver or Surrey to browse our extensive selection of roses, fertilizers, soil, planters and more to make the most of those stunning rose blooms this season.