Michael Marriott

Michael is an internationally recognised rose expert. He studied Agricultural Botany at university, going on to work in the tropics for 5 years. He worked at David Austin Roses for 35 years gaining worldwide experience. He retired in 2019 and is now busier than ever advising, lecturing, running workshops and writing. His book, RHS Roses, was published in May 2022. He is chairman of the Historic Roses Group.
Describe your approach to teaching
My aim when teaching is to help gardeners realise that roses are easy to grow and, along the way, dispel lots of myths about them.
What inspires your own work?
My inspiration comes from the roses themselves. They are such a diverse group and the most garden worthy of all plants. They also play an integral part in our culture. 

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