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Paul Zimmerman Roses Consulting & Design

Common Sense Gardening. In-Person or Remotely via the Virtual World

My Story

I started Paul Zimmerman Roses Consulting and Design around one simple message. Roses are nothing more than flowering shrubs and that’s how you should use, and treat them. Through consulting, design, writing, lectures and workshops my goal is to make roses less intimidating. I hope you enjoy my website. If you have rose questions please come join my Facebook Group Discussion Page. Happy Roseing!




Virtual Remote or In-Person Consulting & Design

Could your garden use a professional touch? I offer either remote or in-person one-on-one consulting and garden design. 

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Paul Zimmerman Roses Gardening Discussion Group

If there is anything rose folks like as much as growing roses it’s talking about roses! I created a Facebook Discussion Group so you can ask questions to a wide group of gardeners and rosarians about anything related to rose growing. Come join us. Paul Zimmerman Roses Gardening Facebook Group.

Garden Tours for 2021!

My first garden tour in England was by all accounts a success. We spent seven days  seeing great gardens, learning a lot about roses and how to grow them. and eating probably too well and most of all made new friends. This has lead me to continue to offer tours in conjunction with Boxwood Tours. For 2021 we are returning to England. The tour offers great gardens, rose education, local culture and most of all a chance to make great garden friends.

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Who I am

I’ve been working with, and teaching about, garden roses for close to twenty-five years. While living in Los Angeles I owned and ran a rose care and rose garden design company. After moving to the upstate of South Carolina I founded Ashdown Roses, which was a rose nursery that offered a wide array of garden roses. I closed the nursery in 2010 to focus on garden desing, consulting, writing and speaking. I consult to both public and private gardens on sustainable care and designing gardens grown around roses.
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Consulting & Garden Design

I am about gardens grown around roses. From a simple consultation to designing your garden, assisting you, or your landscaper, with selection or setting up sustainable care programs. Public or private gardens and, in fact, I’m the Exclusive Rose Consultant to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and is an Independent Consultant to Jackson & Perkins. I’ve consulted to the New York Botanical Garden and even ran a two day workshop for a delegation of rose professionals from China! Both can be done  in-person or remotely.  If you can dream it – I can help make it happen!

My Book

Everyday Roses is about make rose growing fun, easy and approachable and consistently a best seller on Amazon and is available there.

Speaking & Workshops

I’ve has given hundreds of talks and workshops on roses. From Rose Societies to Master Gardeners to the big shows like the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the Philadelphia Flower Show and even in Europe. My talks are known for their energy, humor and simple approach to growing roses. That approach to roses is that “Roses are plants, too”. This accessible approach has convinced tens of thousands of gardeners that they too can grow roses in a general garden setting using their own gardener’s instincts. I want to get you and and everyone you know growing roses!

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