The life of David Austin was remembered by the Royal Horticultural Society at Chelsea this year.
Set around the central monument within the Great Pavilion and adjacent to this year’s Secret Garden themed main exhibit, a floral display reflected Mr Austin’s contribution to the world of horticulture and his lifelong passion for roses.
This is the first year the Albrighton-based company took part in the show without its founder, who was affectionately known as ‘Mr A’. He was credited with developing what is now known as the English Rose and bred more than 240 different varieties during his 75-year career. Last year the company won its 24th gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Mr Austin died at his home in Albrighton in December last year, at the age of 92.