Thursday, 2 June 2011
The Roses are in bloom in Regents Park, London - so it's time to visit if you're nearby.
The Rose garden in Regents park is part of Queen Mary's gardens - I think named after Mary of Teck (as is Queen Mary's Uni and Queen Mary's hospital). I don't believe they are named after Queen Mary I - who was a mass murderer (I doubt it'd be very appropriate to name a Rose garden after a mass murderer).
This is London's best rose garden and the most fun can be had from guessing the names of the different types of roses. I found two varieties named after me -
Simply The Best
There's some real stunners...
'Heart of Gold Rose'
I forgot the name of this one but it looks like the kind of rose you think of when you think of a rose...if you get my drift...
Juliets theory that 'A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet' is not true - This Rose below - 'The Velvet Fragrance' smelled deeeeeelightful (as it's name suggests)
Whilst this one smelled of nothing -
and this one smelled of Pineapples...?