Scotsdales Rose Festival

Event Location: Scotsdales Great Shelford

Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th June


For the second year running we’ll be celebrating the nation’s favourite flower with talks from guest experts, amazing rose photography competition in store and online, rose displays to inspire, great offers plus much more!

For more information about each of the events, please click on the links below: 

Prettiest Rose Facebook Competition

Win a rose of your choice* simply by photographing the prettiest grown rose bloom. It can be a rose you’ve grown or even from a family or friends garden.
Competition opens on Facebook Sat 8th June – Keep an eye out for the post at 1pm with full instructions. Competition closes midnight Sunday 23rd June. Winner will be announced online on Monday 24th June. 
*Up to the value of £30, Prize must be collected from store. 

To enter, please click here visit our Facebook page. 

Ask the Expert

Andrew Rollings from David Austin Roses will be in our Great Shelford store  on Sunday 30th June, 11am–3pm to answer any questions you have on growing beautiful roses.

Rose Talk

Scotsdales Rose Festival – Rose talk by guest expert Peter Jackson
Thus 27th June at 11.00 & 14.00
(Duration 40 mins)

Get to grips with roses as Peter Jackson covers rose varieties, planting tips and essential rose care to grow beautiful blooms. Bring a cut rose from your garden to enter the Prettiest Rose in Britain competition – every entry receives a rose inspired gift!
This is a free event but booking is essential as spaces are limited.  

Book tickets here

Rose Festival Instore Competitions

For your chance to win a deluxe rose lovers hamper worth £30* send us an image of your prettiest single cut rose in a vase or bring in store for us to photograph.
Sat 8th – Sun 23rd June
Entries to be photographed in store, or emailed to Our winner will be announced Mon 24th June.
*To be collected from store.
All entries will be exhibited in our outdoor plant department for the duration of the Rose Festival. The winner will be then entered into the National Prettiest Rose Competition, hosted by Sun Gardening, offering an amazing monetary prize and the prestige of having the nations prettiest rose. Our chosen winner last year came 2nd from more than 50 entries nationwide, will your rose come 1st?