A Lifetime of Rose Growing

Bob Hart's lifelong dedication to Rose growing can be traced back to 1959 where as a youngster he learnt many nursery skills with the Yates family at nearby Plumley.   He ventured forward to form his own business in 1966 with 1,000 Briars and a range of stock.  Twelve months later Parkside Nursery was established at the very site Roses are grown today, close to historic Knutsford in the Cheshire countryside.

In 1981 additional land was purchased close to the Nursery to boost growing capacity following increasing demand from both wholesale and retail customers.  Bob's son, Mark, joined the business around 1992 after completing a "Hardy Nursery Stock" City & Guilds, passing with flying colours having learnt many skills from his dad through his teenage years.  

With over 80 years combined experience of working with Roses Bob and Mark have vast specialist knowledge and understanding of Roses and Rose growing.  Parkside Nursery is also one of the longest established members of the British Association of Rose Breeders & Growers (BARB).   

It is therefore of little surprise that their Roses remain in strong demand both from wholesale and retail customers.  You can be confident in buying from true experts in their field.


With over 180 varieties grown to the very highest standards (including many patented varieties) we pride ourselves on offering exceptional choice at competitive prices. We are constantly looking at new varieties in our quest to help our customers realise their dreams of a more beautiful garden.
— Mark Hart


Roses are available through the secure online store and are delivered direct to your door.   Every effort is made to reduce the use of plastic in packaging.  For example, Roses ordered from April through to October are dispatched in a bio-degradable Hessian Root Wrap and not a plastic container, saving weight / postage costs as well as the environment.



We hope that you will find something exciting and new in our collections and find shopping with us a simple, enjoyable experience.   If you would like to leave a comment, or just generally pass on thoughts or ask a question then please feel free to do so on form below.
— Bob Hart

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