Plant Guide


Rosa 'Hamilton Gardens'

Vigorous hybrid tea rose, flowering in flushes throughout the season with large, double, perfectly formed flowers in shades of cream, pale apricot, peach, and salmon. Colours tend to be paler in hot, dry weather. Flowers have 17-25 petals and are usually solitary (as opposed to clustered). Very mild fragrance. Coppery red young foliage, maturing to dark, glossy green.

Registration name: Rosa 'MACpadspo'. Pale-flowering sport of Sam McGredy's rose Rosa 'Paddy Stephens', discovered in the Hamilton rose gardens (NZ). Introduced in the UK in 2011 as Rosa 'Always Remember Me'. It was named in memory of PC Bill Barker who was swept away in the Cumbrian floods of 2009 while helping others.

Prefers a sunny position in well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring, and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter.

Stunning rose with exquisitely shaped flowers. Grow as a shrub or standard in beds or borders, on its own or in groups. Excellent cut flower.

Type of plant

Shrub - Deciduous


1-1.5 m tall

Landscape Use

flower display, standard or shrub, container plant, cut flower


  • Temperature: Hardy
  • Light: High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Light Medium Heavy
  • Wind tolerance: Average