About Michael Marriott
David Austin Roses Technical Manager & Senior Rosarian
Michael is one of the world’s most-respected rose experts. He is also well-known for his rose garden design and common sense approach to gardening. In his work he travels the globe, often sharing his expertise in radio, TV, newspaper and magazine interviews.
He has been an integral part of David Austin Roses for over 30 years and at the firm’s headquarters he is the font of all matters relating to roses. His enthusiasm is infectious and his knowledge of roses is encyclopaedic.
Michael has played an important part in the development and popularisation of English Roses and therefore has intimate knowledge of all of the 200 plus English Roses bred and introduced by David Austin Roses. He is particularly enthusiastic about the very varied fragrances to be found in roses having worked side-by-side with famed “rose nose” Robert Calkin.
As a garden designer, he is known for dense romantic beds whether purely roses or mixed in with perennials. He has designed many rose gardens around the world of varying sizes, both public and private. His public rose gardens and borders include, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in Regent’s Park, Hampton Court Palace, Wynyard Hall and Trentham Gardens. His private clients are primarily in the United Kingdom, United States and Europe, but he has also worked on gardens in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia and even Bhutan.