Work is under way on a new garden at Peter Beales Roses, Attleborough, in tribute to the late Peter Beales, his wife Joan and daughter Amanda, all of whom died within a few months of each other earlier this year.
The memorial garden will be part of a wider redevelopment of the company’s famous rose gardens which will include a dramatic new pergola and larger rose walkway. Work has already begun in order to enable the new plants to become established over the winter.
Surviving son and managing director of the family firm, Richard Beales said: “I want to create a lasting living tribute to my parents and sister to acknowledge their lifetime legacy of developing and introducing so many delightful roses to rose lovers everywhere.”
The extensive new plantings will feature the company’s expanding range of modern classic roses with both new varieties and the best of the old classics.
The site will also be further developed to also feature herbaceous plants, shrubs and climbers, while the production facilities will be improved to better serve the firm’s UK and foreign export markets which include international agents from Europe to Japan.
The Peter Beales Classic Rose Centre is at London Road, Attleborough. See www.classicroses.co.uk