Photo courtesy of Harkness
Retail, wholesale and mail order rose nursery Owned by Philip Harkness. Listing last updated on 11 May 2021.
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The Rose Garden
Hitchin, SG4 0JT
Harkness Rosesl celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2019.
1950 The Rose Annual
p127. Round the Nurseries.
W. E. Harkness: R. Harkness and Co., Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
“Who are the Messrs. Harkness? “. That question was being asked in 1885 and the only answer that could be given was that there were two enterprising rose growers who, with their father, had taken the business of Mr May of Bedale, Yorkshire, and were “determined to make their name known amongst the leading professional growers in the Kingdom.” Determined is the right word, because 10 years later they took about 85 acres at Hitchin, Herts., a locality made famous to Rosarians by the success of that champion amateur rose grower Mr E. B. Lindsell (President 1907–8)......In Mr. Pettengell they have a most conscientious foreman.....
Photo W. E. Harkness.