"The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is"
- Paulo Coelho -
Fryer's has over 200 varieties of roses with a passion to provide the best varieties of roses for garden display.
Fryer's have been specialising in roses for over a century, are internationally renowned and have gained prestigious awards from all over the world.
Arthur Fryer began growing roses commercially on a small plot of land in 1912 and from humble beginnings, his reputation as a supplier of excellent quality roses grew throughout the region. In 1928 the business relocated to its current site with more land and more roses!
After the war Arthur was joined by his two sons and together they built up an extensive business, attending all the major flower shows, with their roses gaining further international acclaim.
In 1999 Fryer's were honoured to be one of the first recipients of The Queen Mother's International Rose Award. The award established by The Royal National Rose Society recognises outstanding achievement in the raising of new cultivars.
Fryer's new roses have gained major awards from all over the world, including two from America (the Oscars of the rose world), Rose of the Year in New Zealand, three from the Hague and four UK Rose of the Year Awards! Fryer's own rose 'Super Trouper' was crowned Novelty Rose 2010, and their rose 'Lucky!' was awarded Rose of the Year 2009. Fryer's Roses have been awarded Rose of the Year 2013, releasing 'You're Beautiful' at Hampton Court 2012.
List of Awards:
RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
2012 Silver - Show Garden
2012 Gold - Floral Marquee
2013 Silver Gilt - Floral Marquee
2014 Bronze - Floral Marquee
2015 Silver - Show Garden
2015 Silver - Floral Marquee
2016 Silver - Show Garden
2016 Silver Gilt - Floral Marquee
2017 Silver Gilt - Floral Marquee
2018 Silver Gilt- Floral Marquee
2019 Silver Gilt – Floral Marquee
2020 - Postponed due to Covid
2021 - Silver - Floral Marquee
2022 - TBC
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
2017 -Silver Gilt - Floral Marquee
2018- Silver Gilt - Floral Marquee
2019 -Silver Gilt- Floral Marquee
2020-Postponed due to Covid
2021- Silver Gilt- Floral Marquee
2021- Silver Gilt – Down Memory Lane Show Garden
2022- Silver- Floral Marquee
2022- Silver Gilt- Blue Diamond Beautiful Abandonment Show Garden
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2021 – Silver- The Blue Diamond Forge Garden and Blue Diamond’s very first attendance at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Another Fryer's own variety 'Golden Smiles' picked up a Silver Medal in Glasgow.
Fryer's is now part of the Blue Diamond Group, which owns 39 garden centres throughout the UK and Channel Islands.