Thursday, 28 June 2012

The Roses of Rivau

Colin's posted the other day about the humming bird hawk moths we had seen at the chateau at Rivau.

Whilst he was photographing those, I was off taking photos of the many and beautiful roses which were in bloom in the gardens at Rivau.

The chateau gardens contain a collection of over 300 of the old scented roses from famous growers such as David Austin and Andre Eve. At this time of year they make the most stunning display which is only surpassed by the wonderful fragrance of so many blooms.

Here are a few of my favourites.

And in the following pictures you can see the impact of the roses against the lovely natural stone wall...

I only wish you had smell-vision!


Diane said...

The second one down is quite similar to the one in my garden which has the most incredible perfume. Lovely photos.Diane

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Diane, I have a feeling that one is a David Austin rose called "Just Joey", and if so, yes, it has got a wonderful perfume.