Apuldram Roses is a family company established 40 years ago. It is now the turn of Elizabeth and Jonathan Sawday to keep the roses growing although often assisted by the younger family members who you may also meet on the nursery or at the Shows. Apuldram Roses believes in good, old fashioned customer service and friendly helpful advice.
Our roses are grown on farmland very near to Chichester Harbour under the shadow of the magnificent Chichester Cathedral. We grow approximately 50,000 stocks and bud over 350 different varieties. In the main we use a Rosa Laxa Stock produced in Great Britain which we plant in January or February, depending on the weather. We bud during June of the same year. This is when we decide to keep or drop varieties and whether to introduce new ones. We then leave them to grow under the watchful eye of Jonathan.
In January of the following year, the old roses are headed back. This is when the top growth of the stock is cut away, leaving only the bud of the new rose. We then wait again until the red shoots of the new rose appear. By summer they are all blooming and we can see if we have done a good job. October comes all too quickly and the balmy sunshine, heady fragrance and colour of the rose field gives way to Autumn wind, rain and mud. It's time to lift the plants that we started 22 months before and send them out to you.
We want, and need, you to keep coming back to us. We hope that we deliver on all counts.
Our opening hours are as follows, Winter hours - October to March we open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm. Summer hours - April - September we open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. We close on Sundays. For bank holidays please check our shows and Events page
We are always happy to hear from our customers, please feel free to contact us on our details below:
Birdham Road, Chichester
West Sussex. PO20 7EQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 785769
Fax: +44 (0) 1243 536973