Our intrepid reporter visited the stand of Harkness Roses, at the 2012 Chelsea Flower show to investigate whether any new varieties were on offer.
By John Nevado
Harkness has over onehundred-and-twentyfive years of experience in rose breeding, and the Harkness nursery had its origins in 1879 in Yorkshire, soon becoming well-known as a grower of top quality roses.
It was 80 years later that Jack Harkness began breeding new varieties in Hitchin, determined to create new and ever-more beautiful roses. Today, Harkness Roses are known & grown world-wide; run by Philip and Robert Harkness.
See the video for a short overview of the MAGNIFICENT stand at Chelsea and please also browse the slideshow to get excellent close-ups of the new releases! Enjoy!