[The Perfumed Garden & Roseraie]

  

Sophie Adamson – The Perfumed Garden Roses

phone: 0407 456 900
email: roseraie@bigpond.com
Queen Nefertiti
View of the Roseraie Hillside
Close up of a variety of pink David Austin roses, inlcuding Jubilee Celebration, Gertrude Jekyll, Sceptred Isle, Eglantyne
Bunch of freshly picked roses in romantic pastel peaches, apricot, cream and pink
Looking across The Perfumed Garden back to the shop - lovely hedges

Sophie Adamson, Rosarian
(Former proprietor of The Perfumed Garden Display Garden and Nursery at the Briars in Mt Martha)

  • Extensive experience and expertise in rose cultivation, garden design, old roses, David Austin roses, Australian roses and rose gardens.
  • Garden design & consulting
  • Speaking engagements (Garden and cultural clubs, festivals, etc)
  • Personalised garden tours

0407 456 900
roseraie@bigpond.com.au



 
And I will make thee beds of roses/ And a thousand fragrant posies. - Christopher Marlowe

Sophie Adamson, Rosarian
(Former proprietor of The Perfumed Garden Display Garden and Nursery at the Briars in Mt Martha)

  • Extensive experience and expertise in rose cultivation, garden design, old roses, David Austin roses, Australian roses and rose gardens.
  • Garden design & consulting
  • Speaking engagements (Garden and cultural clubs, festivals, radio etc)
  • Workshops, demonstrations and instruction in all aspects of rose care
  • Personalised pruning and rose care demonstrations in your own garden
  • Personalised garden tours

Sample topics for presentations, talks, demonstrations and workshops:

  • "A Walk through The Perfumed Garden" (slide show)
  • "Roses and Companion Planting"
  • "Old Roses for Modern Gardens"
  • "History of David Austin Roses"
  • "Fragrant Roses in Australia"
  • "Rose Garden Design"
  • "Rose Growing and Maintenance, including planting, feeding, watering, pest control and pruning."
  • Pruning Workshop (including expert demonstration, followed by guided hands-on practice)
  • "The Romance and History of Old Roses"
  • "The Fragrant Vase: Flower Arranging with Old Roses"
  • ...and much more!

Topics can be tailored to your group's needs. Please call or email on 0407 456 900 or roseraie@bigpond.com.au

Read Sophie's thoughts about growing roses in wet or dry conditions, in The Age here.
Read some of Sophie's expert advice on pruning, in the Sydney Morning Herald here.

1st March 2012:
The Perfumed Garden Display Garden and Nursery at the Briars in Mt Martha, is now closed.

Sophie Adamson, proprietor of The Perfumed Garden Display Garden and Nursery in Mt Martha, has sold the business.

The Perfumed Garden was well known throughout Australia for the introduction of David Austin Roses. This style of rose, which combines the form, fragrance and hardiness of old world roses with the recurrence of the modern hybrid teas, is most appealing, shown by its enormous popularity in recent years. Many gardeners may remember Sophie Adamson's business at Moorooduc before it relocated in 2000 to The Briars, a prominent historic park and tourist attraction in Mt Martha on the Mornington Peninsula.

While she took the David Austin collection with her, the new site allowed Sophie to extend the gardens to display a variety of heritage roses, other members of Rosaceae family and companion plantings, and demonstrate a broad range of planting styles, structures, and combinations. The Perfumed Garden was the registered collection of David Austin roses for the Garden Plant Conservation ( GPCAA) for many years.

The garden featured in several popular garden magazines and in newspapers. A long time member of the Hertiage Roses Association, Sophie is well regarded as an expert on roses and rose gardens. When she is not busy pruning, weeding and advising customers, Sophie can frequently be heard on radio gardening programmes, and she is much sought after as a guest speaker. Recent speaking engagements include Ulladulla Garden Festival in 2010, Moree Garden Club 2012.

Sophie's love of roses remains and grows, and she is looking forward to devoting more time to sharing her passion and expertise through private rose consulting, radio appearances, and through speaking engagements at garden shows, clubs, and festivals.

Sophie Adamson can be contacted on 0407 456 900 or roseraie@bigpond.com.au

Beautiful arrangement of David Austin roses in syle of renaissance painting

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Photographs by Norm Sherwood, Kirsten Adamson and Sophie Adamson