Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Friday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Sunday
    11:00 - 17:00
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Climber or rambler?

A froth of roses scrambling over an arbour or smothering a wall, filling the air with a heavenly rich scent, turn a garden into a romantic paradise. Among the many climbing rose varieties in our garden centre, though, you'll find both climbers and ramblers – so what's the difference?

  • rambling roses usually flower just the once, in a huge and spectacular display, with clusters of smaller flowers
  • climbers are a little more restrained, but they'll flower throughout summer producing larger individual flowers
  • ramblers tend to produce lots of whippy young growth from the base: they're generally more 'tangled' looking.
  • climbers are more sculptural, with stiff main branches often forming brown bark, like trunks - and secondary younger green branches
  • ramblers are pruned by cutting out around a third of the oldest stems each year after flowering right to the base, to encourage plenty of healthy young growth: train horizontally for more flowers
  • climbers are pruned into an arching horizontal framework of permanent mature branches in winter,cutting back sideshoots to two or three buds to encourage plenty of blossoms next year.

Please ask the staff at our garden centre in Guilsfield for more information and advice about climbing and rambling roses.


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We offer help and great advice

Have a browse through some of our beautiful gardens or visit our superb farmshop full to the brim with fantastic local produce.

The Derwen, one of the finest independent garden centres in the country, is owned and run by the Joseph family, who also own the Dingle Nurseries and

Contact Info

Address:  Derwen Garden Centre,
Guilsfield, Welshpool, SY21 9PH
Office:(01938) 553015
Email:[email protected]


Opening Hours

Derwen Garden Centre sells a range of indoor and seasonal outdoor plants and bulbs and also gifts, bird food, tools and National Garden Vouchers.

Mon - Sat:9.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday:11am - 5:pm