Planting positivity with David Austin in 2021

Synonymous with roses, David Austin is an enduring favourite with gardeners for the beautiful range and quality of their plants, and now there’s another reason to love their blooms!

In 2021 the David Austin ‘Planting Positivity’ programme – which supports charities – will include donations to the National Garden Scheme through the sale of three of its roses including the newly launched Nye Bevan and our very own The Generous Gardener which was named to mark the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme in 2002.

Named to celebrate the generosity of our garden owners in allowing access to their beautiful, private spaces, in 2021 David Austin are adding even more generosity to the lovely, English climbing rose The Generous Gardener by making a £2.50 donation from the sale of each rose. In fact, three roses will contribute to a shared pot in support of the National Garden Scheme, the NHS Charities Together and the Alexandra Rose charity. They are:

Nye Bevan (Auspital)
Princess Alexandra of Kent (Ausmerchant)
The Generous Gardener(Ausdrawn)

To buy your Generous Gardener and to support our work click here: The Generous Gardener | English Climbing Rose | David Austin Roses

About The Generous Gardener


This stunning climber bears beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a pale glowing pink and have a delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh. 


Colour: Pale pink 
Flowering: Repeat Flowering 
Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose/musk/myrrh
Bloom Size: Medium 
Family: English Climbing Rose
Size: Medium Climber  15ft (4.5m)
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2002 

Ideal For 

10ft wall or fence; large arch; doorwayshady areasattracting bees; pergola; front of house 

Growing Conditions 

North, East, South, West Facing; all soil types; full sunlight; partial sunlight; 


Find out more about our supporting partners here: Our supporters – National Garden Scheme (ngs.org.uk)

To buy your Generous Gardener and to support our work click here: The Generous Gardener | English Climbing Rose | David Austin Roses



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Our donations in 2023

Donor 1
Donor 2 £450,000
Donor 3 £450,000
Donor 4 £450,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £350,000
Donor 7 £350,000
Donor 8
Donor 9 £100,000
Donor 10 £90,000
Donor 11 £80,000
Donor 12 £281,000
Donor 13 £260,000