Sumary of The best places to see roses at their majestic best in Britain:
- For a romantic stay, take a ten-minute stroll to Marylebone, where the handsome Dorset Square Hotel occupies a Regency-era townhouse..
- Bequeathed to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988, its formal and informal plantings were masterminded by extraordinary plantswoman Lady Anne Berry..
- Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year, so their blooming season is an extraordinary annual sight..
- To make a weekend of it, check in to The Kings Head, a charming Georgian coaching inn in the village of Hursley….