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The following is a list of events, deals, and attractions near the inn from "Sangimi no Yado".

David Austin Rose’ English Roses Garden [Sennan-shi]


Colorful, Aromatic, Wonderful. Meet the dainty English roses.

“Hanasaki Farm” is an agricultural park located in Sennan-Shi, Osaka.
In one corner of the garden is the David Austin Rose Gardens and Plant Centre.
The garden is one of the largest in the world and features the latest English roses collection.
Why not visit this romantic garden where pretty roses bloom in spring and the fragrance of elegant roses fills the air in autumn?

The garden, where you can encounter all kinds of English roses, has a different charm in spring and fall.
In spring, the English Roses Garden is filled with roses in full bloom all over!

The World of English Roses.

What is English Rose?

  • Graham Thomas
  • “English Rose” is a generic name for roses created by UK breeder David C. H. Austin.
    It is a relatively new brand that came to attention in the 1970s.
    The English rose combines the best of both worlds: the lovely and fragrant old rose and the modern rose with its rich color and four-season blooming.
    Its characteristics are “rich fragrance,” “beautiful flower shape,” “disease resistance and hardiness,” “good repeatability,” and “versatility.
    In 2009, a beautiful yellow English rose named “Graham Thomas” was recognized by the World Rose Council as a Hall of Fame inductee.

A Plant breeder decorated with the Order of the British Empire, David C. H. Austin.

David Austin has been growing roses since he was a boy, and in 1961 he introduced his first “Constance Spray” rose to the world.
He then founded David Austin Roses in 1969.
The original varieties bloomed only once, from spring to early summer, but from 1969 onward, the company created a series of varieties with repeat blooming characteristics, such as “Wife of Bath” and “Canterbury”.
He is also the same generation as Queen Elizabeth II, who died in 2022, and dedicated the “Golden Celebration” rose on the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne, the “Jubilee Celebration” rose on the 50th anniversary, and the “Royal Jubilee” rose on the 60th anniversary.
For his contributions to horticulture, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007. He produced more than 190 varieties of English roses in his lifetime and passed away in 2018 at the age of 92.

Let’s go to the David Austin Rose Garden in Sennan City!

Sennan-shi’s Rose Garden with 3,000 roses in full bloom.

David Austin Rose Gardens exists only here in Sennan City, Japan, outside of the UK.
The garden is divided by theme, with English rose vines entwined in arches and obelisks decorating various areas.
Among the highlights is an area inspired by the Renaissance Garden at the UK headquarters, with a clear stream flowing down a gently sloping hillside.
There are areas planted with garden trees such as Japanese maples and Scarlet bottlebrush, as well as arrangements with perennial plants, which may provide some inspiration for garden design.
The “Rose Festival” is held during the peak period of rose blooming in spring and fall.

  • The English rose flowers about 2-3 times during the season.
  • Lovely English rose arch.
  • The waterside is one of the most popular photo spots.

The Plant Centre selling English rose seedlings.

  • At the plant center, visitors can purchase rose seedlings directly and receive lectures on how to grow roses.
  • The garden includes a plant center where David Austin roses are available for purchase.
    Many of the roses planted in the garden are handled here, and the potted rose plants are carefully nurtured and ready to be taken home and planted.
    They are happy to answer questions and provide consultation on how to grow roses, so even beginner gardeners can feel at ease.
    During the Rose Festival, the center also offers a hands-on potting class.
  • Gift and Garden Shop

    This store offers a wide range of gardening supplies and David Austin’s exclusive soil and fertilizers.
    Other rose goods available for purchase include bath and body care products using rose essential oil, ceramics, artwork, and other rose goods that make great gifts.

  • Gift and garden store decorated with vine roses.

Biannual Rose Festival.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with English Roses.

Around May each year, the David Austin Rose Collection of more than 3,000 plants is in full bloom.
The Rose Garden will hold the Rose Festival twice a year, in spring and fall.
During the festival, the hours of operation are expanded to include weekends and holidays.
Also, from May 12 (Fri.) to May 31 (Wed.), the popular cafe BARBARA COFFEE in front of Izumisunagawa Sta. will be open for a limited time.
Delicious coffee and sandwiches are sold in the garden.
A variety of desserts such as donuts and ice cream are also available.
In addition, in 2023, the 3rd ROMANTIC ROSE PARTY will be held on Monday, May 22. Many kitchen cars and handmade craft stores will be open for one day only.

  • Rose Garden.
  • Spring Rose Festival Period.

    Fri, May 12 – Sun, June 4, 2023

    Opening Hours

    9:00 – 17:00


    Admission and parking are free.

English Roses encountered in the garden.

  • Gentle Hermione
  • Sir John Betjeman
  • desdemona
  • Lady of Shalott
  • Salvia and Rose
  • Heathcliff
  • Mary rose
  • The Lady of the Lake
  • Gertrude Jekyll
  • The Poet's Wife
  • Queen of Sweden
  • Lady Ema Hamilton


The nearest railroad station is Izumisunagawa Sta. on the JR Hanwa Line. If you are using the Nankai Railway, the nearest station is Tarui Sta.
During the Rose Festival, from May 13 (Sat.) to May 28 (Sun.), 2023, a paid shuttle bus will run from these two stations.
For more information, please visit the Sennan City Tourist Guide “Koisuru Sennan” WEB site, or the “Plant Centre” page from the official David Austin Roses WEB site.

David Austin Roses Official WEB site JP
David Austin Roses Official WEB site UK


David Austin’s English Rose Garden

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