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TV Star to launch new rose for Austen 200th

May 18, 2017
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Alan Titchmarsh will launch 'Jane Austen' Rose variety as part of Museum's Bicentenary celebrations

The Jane Austen Rose Pic: JaneAusten House Museum

Jane Austen’s House Museum in Hampshire is continuing its bicentenary commemorations with the launch of a Jane Austen Rose. The rose, developed by Harkness Roses, will be unveiled by Jane Austen’s House Museum ambassador Alan Titchmarsh at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on May 22.

Harkness Roses are generously donating a percentage of their proceeds in support of the Museum’s fundraising appeal to restore and protect Jane Austen’s Hampshire home. The museum is in the village of Chawton in Hampshire and is of international importance as the place where the writer spent the last eight years of her life and wrote or revised all her novels.

The rose, a bright and vibrant orange bush rose, reflecting the vibrancy of Austen’s characters, celebrates Jane Austen’s life in her bicentenary year. With a light sweet scent and great depth of colour, the rose radiates warmth.

Later in this special commemorative year, Alan Titchmarsh will plant the Jane Austen Rose in the House garden in Hampshire. The roses will be available for sale at the Museum as well as via Harkness Roses.

For more info visit Jane Austen’s House Museum. 

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