Paul Zimmerman Roses Consulting & Design
Common Sense Gardening. In-Person or Remotely via the Virtual World
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.
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A Special 3 Part Live Class
Gardening Roses 101
I’ve teamed up with the folks at Bright and created a 3 part class to teach you all about garden roses. How to choose, purchase, The ABCs of growing them and the basics of design. I’ve spent over two decades de-msytifying growing roses and this course is the culmination of that.
For more information and to enroll
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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Garden Tours for 2023!
My first garden tours in England were a reat 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. The tours offer great gardens, rose education, local culture and most of all a chance to make great garden friends.
For summer 2023 I will be leading two tours. England and France!
November of 2023 I’ll be co-leading garden tours in Australia and New Zealand with my friend Michael Marriott!
Click Here for more information and how to reserve your spot.
Ways To Keep In Touch
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.192.168.0.1
Paul Zimmerman Roses Gazette Newsletter
My Newsletter contains tips on growing roses, using them in the garden, companion plants, rose news and whatever else I’ve been up to; including some content exclusive to the Newsletter. I won’t bombard your inbox with email and I will not share your information with anyone. Thanks for signing up.192.168.0.1
Limited, signed copies of my book available in print until they last.
My book has been out of print for about a year but I managed to procure some hard copies. They are brand new in the original softcover edition. I’m offering signed copies via my website for a limited time. Get one while they last. Click Here to purchase.
The book can be shipped world-wide via USPS priority flat rate mail. I can fit up to two in one padded envelope. Shipping cost is the same as for one.
Raising Funds for Rose Rosette Research.
Dr Mark Windham, Dr. David Byrne and Dr. Kevin Ong are making strides in helping us as gardeners deal with Rose Rosette Disease. I did a full length video with them which we are using to raise funds for their research. There are grants out there but over the last few years they have not procured one. So we are asking the gardening community to help. All three gentleman are generous with their time and expertise and this is our way of giving back.
To be taken to the Go Fund Me site we have set up.
You can view the video there as well.
Just Some Of Our Projects
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.
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!
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!