A walk through London is always a delight. Blooms of roses are seen everywhere, in June showcasing the city’s love for this flower. The most popular places to see these flowers in bloom are Regents and Hyde Park, but there are many other lesser known gardens that offer a beautiful experience as well.
-What to see: Explore the different types of roses found at each location and take in the surrounding scenery while you’re there! -Best time to visit: May until July or September until November (depending on what type of rose you’re looking for).
I have been following the Spring blossom trail this year all over London, and for me it was extra special because I made a dedicated effort to do so. After spotting Cherry blossoms on my way through town, Magnolia trees, Wisteria sprouting up everywhere in London; there’s nothing quite like that first whiff of Roses after walking around Regent’s Park or Hyde park – they’re among my favourite flowers too!
Queen Mary’s Rose Garden & Regent’s Park
Roses are so beautiful and diverse. There’s a lot of places across London that does have flowers, but if you want to see the most magnificent ones then head out in June when they’ll be at their fullest bloom!
The blossoming flowers should be a sight to see! If you are looking for the best place in town, I recommend browsing Instagram. This is where people post pictures of what they have seen and share them with their followers – it will give you an idea as to when these beautiful plants start blooming at your local hotspot.
One of the most beautiful places I have seen is Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in Regent’s Park. There were so many different varieties of roses that it was hard to make sense out them all, until you read their names and found a reason for each one looking as unique as they do. The garden is busiest on weekends, if you want to avoid the crowds try to come early and check the park opening times.
The Queen Mary’s Garden is only the beginning! When you walk out of it, many other roses are blooming.
Hyde Park Rose Garden
The Rose garden in Hyde Park is more modest but none the less beautiful. The display of flowers is more varied at the time of Roses blossom you will find beautiful Iris all over.
And in London?
“I was lucky to see a bunch of white roses in Chelsea but haven’t found many houses with ROSES growing like you would see with cherry and magnolia trees.” Don’t give up though walking in London is like a treasure trove, let yourself guide by your steps. Keep alert and you will spot beautiful houses with a full flower display.
What is your favourite location in London? Please comment below and let me know. I’ll get back to you with some suggestions of places I can blog about for you!
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