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David CH Austin


About David Austin Roses

Backgrounder/Biography
In 1945, David Charles Henshaw Austin set out to forge a career as a farmer in Shropshire, England. By 1947, however, his passion for roses eclipsed his agricultural interests and he turned his attentions and considerable talents to amateur rose breeding. Soon he began one of the great quests in the world of rose breeding: to marry the exquisite perfume and flowers of the Old Roses with the desirable habits and traits of modern roses.
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Michael Marriott

Biography
Michael Marriott is the technical director and senior rosarian of David Austin Roses, Shropshire, England. He is also one of the world’s most-respected rose experts and well-known for his rose garden design and his common sense approach to gardening. In his work he travels the globe, often sharing his expertise in lively radio, TV, newspaper and magazine interviews. He has been an integral part of David Austin roses for 30 years.

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